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1. A young man.
2. A child.

[Obsolete Dutch jonchere, young nobleman, from Middle Dutch : jonc, young; see yeu- in Indo-European roots + here, lord.]
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1. archaic or literary a young man; lad
2. obsolete a young gentleman or knight
[C16: from Dutch jonker, from Middle Dutch jonc young]
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(ˈyʌŋ kər)

1. a youngster.
2. Obs. a young noble or gentleman.
[1495–1505; < Middle Dutch jonchere=jonc young + here lord]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.younker - a young person (especially a young man or boy)younker - a young person (especially a young man or boy)
juvenile, juvenile person - a young person, not fully developed
blade - a dashing young man; "gay young blades bragged of their amorous adventures"
hobbledehoy - an awkward bad-mannered adolescent boy
pup, puppy - an inexperienced young person
school-age child, schoolchild, pupil - a young person attending school (up through senior high school)
slip - a young and slender person; "he's a mere slip of a lad"
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the peace has come too soon for that younker. Poor old Sir Archibald!
Sit down by the fire, younker, and rest yourself; for you'll have to go out with us again to-night, though not very far off.'
I was then a younker, and went out with the Delawares, because I know'd they were a scandalized and wronged race.
I'd have had you but for that there lurch, but I don't have no luck, not I; and I reckon I'll have to strike, which comes hard, you see, for a master mariner to a ship's younker like you, Jim."
Then he said, "It's not respectful, sir, of you younkers to be imitating of your relations.
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City Club of Eugene - "Why Indigenous Peoples Day is Important" will be the topic when club meets at noon Friday at UO Academic Extension at Baker Downtown Center, 975 High St.; speakers include Jason Younker, UO assistant vice president and past president of Association of Indigenous Anthropologists, Native American community member Ada Ball, and Leilani Sabzalian, post-doctoral scholar of indigenous education at UO College of Education; cityclub or 541-485-7433.
Dean Betty Anne Younker is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr.
Historic accounts characterized this species as dominant within southwestern bosques (Ainsworth and Brown, 1933; Campbell and Dick-Peddie, 1964; Younker and Andersen, 1986; Ohmart et al., 1988).
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Timing is everything--Betty Anne Younker, who was named Dean of Music at Western, and Carol Beynon from the Faculty of Education, were keenly interested in examining the approach with Ruth.