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young

  

      adj  
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  
      n  
3    babies, brood, family, issue, litter, little ones, offspring, progeny  
  
Antonyms     
,       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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young

  
  ( 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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See also:

youngster, youth, youthful, yob

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n.
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)
n.
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.
exp.
expression used to label someone as young and unexperienced
n.
[in Thailand] young male transsexual (often a sex worker)
n.
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)
n.
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial
adj.
in modern usage, especially among young people, also used disparagingly to mean 'rubbish' or 'ridiculous'
that is so gay: c'est nase
n.
handsome young man kept by a much older woman for the purpose of sexual favors and/or as a companion.
British slang
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]

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