- Obsolete 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.