from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A juvenile guilty of antisocial or criminal behavior.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A persistent young offender; an antisocial minor, one who has committed criminal acts such as theft or violence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A child or person of minor age who commits acts which would be considered criminal if performed by an adult, such as theft, vandalism, or violence; especially, one who habitually acts in such an antisocial manner and cannot be controlled by parents. Abbreviated JD.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a young offender
From juvenile + delinquent. (Wiktionary)
As the most belligerent juvenile delinquent at East Hampton High, Billy was a lock to end up on the payroll of the East Hampton Police Department.