Younker
Younker Youn"ker, n. [D. jonker, jonkeer; jong young + heer a lord, sir, gentleman. See {Young}, a.] A young person; a stripling; a yonker. [Obs. or Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

That same younker soon was overthrown. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


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  • younker — c.1500, “young nobleman,” from M.Du. jonckher (Du. jonker), from jonc “young” + here “lord, master.” Cf. JUNKER (Cf. junker) …   Etymology dictionary

  • younker — ☆ younker [yuŋ′kər ] n. [Du jonker < jong,YOUNG + heer, lord, gentleman; akin to Ger junker,JUNKER] 1. a) Obs. a young nobleman or gentleman ☆ b) in 18th cent. America, a man of property 2. Now Rare a youngster …   English World dictionary

  • younker — A young man. From elementary school CAT tests. A younker is a young man …   Dictionary of american slang

  • younker — A young man. From elementary school CAT tests. A younker is a young man …   Dictionary of american slang

  • younker — noun Etymology: Dutch jonker young nobleman Date: 1505 1. a young man 2. child, youngster …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • younker — /yung keuhr/, n. 1. a youngster. 2. Obs. a young noble or gentleman. [1495 1505; < MD jonchere, equiv. to jonc YOUNG + here lord; c. G Junker] * * * …   Universalium

  • younker — noun a) a young man; a lad, youngster b) junker …   Wiktionary

  • younker — [ jʌŋkə] noun dated a youngster. Origin C16: from MDu. jonckher, from jonc young + hēre lord ; cf. Junker …   English new terms dictionary

  • younker — n. See youngster …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • younker — youn•ker [[t]ˈyʌŋ kər[/t]] n. 1) a youngster 2) Obs. a young noble or gentleman • Etymology: 1495–1505; < MD jonchere=jonc young+here lord …   From formal English to slang

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