Definition of young gun in English:

young gun


  • A young man regarded as assertive and aggressively self-confident.

    ‘young guns with a lust for life’
    • ‘The young guns fielded the questions with aplomb.’
    • ‘The young guns are also storming this year's Rich List.’
    • ‘Naturally, we young guns had a fab time out on the town.’
    • ‘At just shy of 21, these true young guns are no strangers to the industry.’
    • ‘Big Joe said he was impressed with the young guns.’
    • ‘Nestling among the young guns, none of whom have ever worn a kipper tie in anger, there lurk old school comedy relics.’
    • ‘York City's young guns did battle with Selby Town in the In Shops Trophy last night - but had to settle for the runners up prize after a penalty shoot-out.’
    • ‘The medals were presented by Laois footballer Joe Higgins who praised the young guns!’
    • ‘Carlow's young guns will travel to Belfast in November to compete at the next inter-club event.’
    • ‘This movie-length intro to a new drama series set in a restaurant where four young guns are trying to make a go of things.’
    • ‘Leading the charge of the young guns is Justin Tomlinson.’