- Obsolete a young nobleman or gentleman
- ☆ in 18th-cent. America, a man of property
- Now Rare a youngster
Origin: Du jonker from jong, young plush heer, lord, gentleman; akin to German junker, Junker
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- A young man.
- A child.
Origin: Obsolete Dutch jonchere, young nobleman, from Middle Dutch : jonc, young; see yeu- in Indo-European roots + here, lord.