1 younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service [ant: senior]
2 used of the third or next to final year in United States high school or college; "the junior class"; "a third-year student" [syn: junior(a), third-year, next-to-last]
3 including or intended for youthful persons; "a junior sports league"; "junior fashions"
1 term of address for a disrespectful and annoying male; "look here, junior, it's none of your business"
2 a third-year undergraduate
3 the younger of two men
EtymologyComparative form, from Latin iuvenis
- Rhymes: -uːniə(r)
- a younger person.
- four years his junior
- a third-year student at a high school or university.
- a name suffix used after a son's name when his father has the same name. Abbreviation: Jr.
- Finnish: nuorempi
Junior comes from the Latin for "younger."
It may refer to:
- Junior (suffix) (usually "Jr"), the suffix given to a child with the exact same name as a parent (typically a son and father)
- US standard clothing size, where Junior is a women's clothing size
- Atlético Junior, a football (soccer) team from Barranquilla, Colombia
- Junior (chess), a world-champion chess program
- Junior ice hockey, ice hockey league for players under 21
- Scottish Junior Football Association, lower division football in Scotland (not age restricted)
- Junior tennis, tennis for players under 18
- Junior high school, a school between elementary school and high school, often called middle school or intermediate school
- Junior school, school for children about 6 to 11 in Australia, Ireland, and the UK
- High school junior, a student in eleventh grade
- Junior (university), the third year of a four year higher education program
- Junior senator, the senator from a state with lesser seniority
- Junior (band), a pop music punk band from Texas
To the following people, as a surname:
- Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior, a Brazilian football (soccer) playera Brazilian football (soccer) player who played in the 1982 and 1986 FIFA World Cups.
- Júnior Baiano (Raimundo Ferreira Ramos Júnior), a Brazilian football (soccer) player in the 1998 FIFA World Cup. The Demonym Baiano indicates his birth in the Bahia state.
- Jenílson Ângelo de Souza Júnior, a Brazilian football (soccer) player who played in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
- José Vítor Roque Júnior, a Brazilian football (soccer) player who played in the 2002 FIFA World Cup (known as Roque Júnior).
- José Luiz Guimarães Sanabio Júnior a Brazilian football (soccer) player playing in FC Copenhagen.
- Manuel Oliveira Silva Júnior
- Fábio Júnior, a Brazilian football (soccer) player currently with Hapoel Tel Aviv.
Among specific people, as a nickname:
Use in fiction:
- Junior (film), a 1994 comedy film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- Junior (2005 film), a 2005 French animated film.
- Jr. (Xenosaga), a character in the Xenosaga game series.
- In Fraggle Rock, the name of the Gorgs' son
- A character on Reno 911!, Travis Junior, portrayed by Robert Ben Garant
- The name of the child character in the movie Problem Child
junior in German: Junior
junior in French: Junior
junior in Indonesian: Yunior
junior in Italian: Junior
junior in Dutch: Junior
junior in Japanese: ジュニア
junior in Polish: Junior
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