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1    adolescent, callow, green, growing, immature, infant, in the springtime of life, junior, juvenile, little, unfledged, youthful  
2    at an early stage, early, fledgling, new, newish, not far advanced, recent, undeveloped  
3    babies, brood, family, issue, litter, little ones, offspring, progeny  
,       adj   adult, advanced, aged, developed, elderly, experienced, full-grown, grown-up, mature, old, ripe, senior, venerable  
      n   adult, grown-up, parent  
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  ( younger    comparative  )   ( youngest    superlative  )
1       adj   A young person, animal, or plant has not lived or existed for very long and is not yet mature.,   (Antonym: old)    In Scotland, young people can marry at 16..., ...a field of young barley..., He played with his younger brother.     
      The young are people who are young., n-plural   the N  
The association is advising pregnant women, the very young and the elderly to avoid such foods.     
2       adj   You use young to describe a time when a person or thing was young.  
ADJ n  
In her younger days my mother had been a successful fashionwear saleswoman.     
3       adj   Someone who is young in appearance or behaviour looks or behaves as if they are young.  
I was twenty-three, I suppose, and young for my age...     
4       n-plural   The young of an animal are its babies.  
The hen may not be able to feed its young.     

young gun        ( young guns    plural  ) You can use young guns to talk about people, especially young men, who have lots of energy and talent, and are becoming very successful.     (JOURNALISM)      n-count   oft plural  
He may have been eclipsed by the young guns, but his films are still very popular.     

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youngster, youth, youthful, yob

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trendy young woman
widely used in the 20's for women who looked and acted unconventionally (wore short skirts, "bob" haircut, were jazz fans, smoked and drank)
young woman who adopts a unconventional behavior and look
term largely used in the 20's to describe women who acted contrary to what was commonly expected by going out, drinking, smoking, dancing, wearing make-up etc.
expression used to label someone as young and unexperienced
in modern usage, especially among young people, also used disparagingly to mean 'rubbish' or 'ridiculous'
that is so gay: c'est nase
[in Thailand] young male transsexual (often a sex worker)
handsome young man kept by a much older woman for the purpose of sexual favors and/or as a companion.
British slang
fan of Justin Bieber (young and very popular singer)
word coined in 2010, due to the very wide fan club of Justin Bieber, with a play on words : believer, lieber (dear in German)
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
Y generation ; young people becoming adult in the beginning of the 21st century
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