juvenile Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"juvenile" in British English

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juvenileadjective

uk   /ˈdʒuː.vən.aɪl/  us   /-nəl/
C1 formal or specialized law relating to a ​youngperson who is not ​yetold enough to be ​considered an ​adult: juvenile ​crime/​offenders disapproving silly and ​typical of a ​child: juvenile ​behaviour a juvenile ​sense of ​humour

juvenilenoun [C]

uk   /ˈdʒuː.vən.aɪl/  us   /-nəl/
a ​youngperson
(Definition of juvenile from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"juvenile" in American English

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juvenileadjective

 us   /ˈdʒu·vəˌnɑɪl, -nəl/ esp. law
of, by, or for a ​youngperson who is not ​yet an ​adult: He ​studied both ​adult and juvenile ​crime.
(Definition of juvenile from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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