Under-age
Under-age Un"der-age`, a. 1. Not having arrived at adult age; hence, incapable legally of performing certain acts restricted to adults. [PJC]

2. Not having arrived at adult age, or at years of discretion; hence, raw; green; immature; boyish; childish. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I myself have loved a lady, and pursued her with a great deal of under-age protestation. --J. Webster. [1913 Webster]


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  • under-age — /ˈʌndər eɪdʒ / (say unduhr ayj) adjective below the customary or required age, especially below the legal age, as for entering licensed premises, marrying, etc. Also, under aged …   Australian English dictionary

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