yong

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See also: Yong, yóng, yòng, yōng, yǒng, and Yǒng

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yong (comparative yonger, superlative yongest)

  1. Obsolete spelling of young
    • 1608 (edition), Simon Patericke (translator), Innocent Gentillet (author), A DISCOVRSE VPON THE MEANES OF WEL GOVERNING AND MAINTAINING IN GOOD PEACE, A KINGDOME, OR OTHER PRINCIPALITIE, pages 238 and 250:
      caused the yong king
      []
      knowing also many yong Romane gentlemen

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yong

  1. Nonstandard spelling of yōng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of yóng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of yǒng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of yòng.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English ġeong, from Proto-Germanic *jungaz.

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yong (comparative yongere, superlative yongeste)

  1. Early in growth or life; young.
  2. Characteristic of a young person; youthful.
  3. (figuratively) Innocent.
  4. Having little experience; inexperienced, unpractised.
  5. Being the younger of two people of the same name, usually related; junior.
  6. At an early stage of existence or development.
  7. (of meat) Tender.

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