- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈjʌŋɡɚ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈjʌŋɡə/
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- Rhymes: -ʌŋɡə(ɹ)
- Hyphenation: young‧er
- comparative form of : more young
- Our neighbor spent his younger years in England.
- Reading this book takes me back to my younger days.
in an earlier period of life
younger (plural youngers)
- One who is younger than another.
- 1882, L. H. Apaque, A baker's dozen, page 102:
- Hugh and Charlie also played fairly well, so perhaps it was not wonderful that James, who had always regarded cricket as a childish waste of time, felt rather at a loss, and did not care to display his inferiority to his youngers.
- 1964, Robert S. Fox, Ronald Lippitt, John E. Lohman, Teaching of Social Science Material in the Elementary School, page 3:
- Youngers did not like olders to be mean and bossy.
- 1980, Hans Raj Dua, Language use in Himachal Pradesh, page 249:
- First, the use of Hindi is more among the males than among the females irrespective of the interaction with elders, equals or youngers.
- 1997, M. G. Husain, Changing Indian Society And Status Of Aged, page 162:
- A section of semi-structured interview schedule was also included in the research in order to test if youngers face any problem with elders staying with them.
- 2008, Janardan Prasad, Panorama of Indian education, page 61:
- So, it is necessary to educate our youngers about economy and,[sic] school and college education can do this easily.
- 2011, Carroll Anne Sheppard, Nancy Burton Dilliplane, Congregational Connections: Uniting Six Generations in the Church, page 49:
- There are the usual tensions between elders and middles, and between middles and youngers.
- 2014, Simon Harding, Street Casino: Survival in violent street gangs:
- Half of them youngers didn't know how much these Brixton olders are affiliated with these Peckham olders