Meaning of “youngster” in the English Dictionary

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"youngster" in British English

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youngsternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈjʌŋ.stər/ us /ˈjʌŋ.stɚ/

C1 a young person, usually an older child:

The scheme is for youngsters between the ages of ten and 16.

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  • Scott leaped to the rescue when he spotted the youngster in difficulty.
  • At that time, I was still a wide-eyed youngster.
  • Sports stars are role models for thousands of youngsters.
  • The study revealed that Asian youngsters are streaking ahead in the race to get into university.
  • Most supporting bands tend to be youngsters, and rarely upstage the star.

(Definition of “youngster” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"youngster" in American English

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youngsternoun [ C ]

us /ˈjʌŋ·stər/

a young person:

The program was designed to find summer jobs for city youngsters ages 14 to 21.

(Definition of “youngster” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)