juvenile

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See also: juvénile

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin iuvenilis, from iuvenis (young).

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Adjective[edit]

juvenile (comparative more juvenile, superlative most juvenile)

  1. Young; not fully developed.
  2. Characteristic of youth or immaturity; childish.

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Noun[edit]

juvenile (plural juveniles)

  1. A prepubescent child.
  2. A person younger than the age of majority.
  3. A person younger than the age of criminal responsibility.
  4. An animal that is not sexually mature.
  5. An actor playing a child's role.
  6. A publication for young adult readers.
    • 1958, The Author and Journalist (volumes 42-43, page lxxxiv)
      Formerly a publisher of juveniles, out of the market till 1959, when it will enter adult fiction field.

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

juvenīle

  1. nominative neuter singular of juvenīlis
  2. accusative neuter singular of juvenīlis
  3. vocative neuter singular of juvenīlis