One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Young English people collectively.
2With capital initial. A group of young, chiefly aristocratic Tory politicians active especially in the 1840s, advocating the preservation of the established Church and social hierarchy, whilst promoting religious toleration and a philanthropic paternalism towards industrial workers by the landed aristocracy. Compare "Tory democracy". Now historical.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The New Monthly Magazine. From young + England.
young England/ˌjʌŋ ˈɪŋɡlənd/
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