younker

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch joncker (Dutch jonker, jonkheer), a compound equivalent to jong (young) + here (lord). Compare junker.

Noun[edit]

younker (plural younkers)

  1. a young man; a lad, youngster
  2. (obsolete) a young gentleman or knight
  3. (obsolete) a novice; a simpleton; a dupe
  4. junker

References[edit]

  • younker in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • younker” in OED Online, Oxford University Press, 1989.

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