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