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junior adj
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
4 a son who has the same first name as his father [syn: Jr, Jnr]

User Contributed Dictionary



Comparative form, from Latin iuvenis



  1. younger.
    • 1939: P. G. Wodehouse, Uncle Fred in the Springtime
      The last man I met who was at school with me, though some years my junior, had a long white beard and no teeth.
  2. of or pertaining to a third academic year in a high school or university.


  1. a younger person.
    four years his junior
  2. a third-year student at a high school or university.
  3. a name suffix used after a son's name when his father has the same name. Abbreviation: Jr.



Related terms



junior, junioris
Comparative form of iuvenis, young

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Extensive Definition

Junior comes from the Latin for "younger."
It may refer to:
To the following people, as a surname:
Among specific people, as a nickname:
Use in fiction:

See also

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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