Younker definition

yŭngkər
A young man.
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A child.
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(now rare) A youngster.
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(obs.) A young nobleman or gentleman.
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In 18th-cent. America, a man of property.
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A young man; a lad, youngster.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
younker
Plural:
younkers

Origin of younker

  • Obsolete Dutch jonchere young nobleman from Middle Dutch jonc young yeu- in Indo-European roots here lord

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

  • From Middle Dutch joncker (Dutch jonker, jonkheer), a compound equivalent to jong (“young") + here (“lord"). Compare junker.

    From Wiktionary