Puerile meaning

pyo͝orīl, pwĕr-, pyo͝oər-, -əl
Silly or trivial, esp. in a childish way or as a result of immaturity.
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The definition of puerile is something characteristic of or related to a child, especially silly, trivial or childish behavior.

Silly and foolish jokes that would cater to juvenile humor are examples of puerile jokes.

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Immature, especially in being silly or trivial; childish.
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(archaic) Belonging to childhood; juvenile.
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Characteristic of, or pertaining to, a boy or boys; confer: puellile.
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Origin of puerile

  • Latin puerīlis from puer child, boy pau-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin puerÄ«lis (“childish"), from puer (“child, boy").

    From Wiktionary