- Rhymes: -ɒŋkə(r)
From Adriaen van der Donck, the first lawyer in North America. Van der Donck was known locally as the Jonkheer or Jonker (etymologically, "young gentleman," derivation of old Dutch jong (young) and heer ("lord"); in effect, "Esquire"), a word from which the name "Yonkers" is directly derived.
yonker (plural yonkers)
- Obsolete spelling of
- Alternative form of
- “yong (adj.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 18 June 2018.