Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “young offenders' institution”

young offenders' institution

noun [C] uk   /ˌjʌŋ.əˈfen.dəz.ɪn.stɪˌtjuː.ʃən/ us    /-dɚz.ɪn.stɪˌtuː-/
a special place for people who have done bad things and are too young to be sent to prisonPrisons and parts of prisons
(Definition of young offenders' institution from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of young offenders' institution?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “young offenders' institution”

Word of the Day


an alcoholic drink made from apples

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More