Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Juvenile.

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  • noun colloquial a youth detention center

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Shortening and alteration of juvenile.]

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From juvenile ("pertaining to youth")

Examples

  • A few years back a friend and colleague defended a kid in juvie court.

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  • So Adam, you figure a manslaughter charge – and maybe a 5-year sentence or at least hard time in juvie – is more appropriate for a child who is raped by her father?

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  • There's Nana Gert who smokes while wolfing down mushrooms on toast (a hoot of a cameo by veteran comic Jayne Eastwood), little cousin Dougie, whose violent propensities focus on the male genitals, cousin Lane, sprung from "juvie" for the holidays and Uncle Tim, (Peter Keleghan at his supercilious best) estranged from his brother, Gord, for good reason after cuckolding him on his wedding night 17 years earlier.

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  • But I never wore them into a sex shop, or paired them with a hot sleeveless number that makes me look like the oldest boy left in high school, the one with the Z-28 and the substitute teacher's phone number, you know the guy who'd been shaving, or not, for so long he no longer fronted the ratstache just to prove he could, preferring to graduate to a three-o'clock shadow that gave your face a particular flavor of rug burn that betrayed your afterschool activities to your parents who angrily whispered things like "juvie" and "Outward Bound"

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  • But I never wore them into a sex shop, or paired them with a hot sleeveless number that makes me look like the oldest boy left in high school, the one with the Z-28 and the substitute teacher's phone number, you know the guy who'd been shaving, or not, for so long he no longer fronted the ratstache just to prove he could, preferring to graduate to a three-o'clock shadow that gave your face a particular flavor of rug burn that betrayed your afterschool activities to your parents who angrily whispered things like "juvie" and "Outward Bound"

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  • But I never wore them into a sex shop, or paired them with a hot sleeveless number that makes me look like the oldest boy left in high school, the one with the Z-28 and the substitute teacher's phone number, you know the guy who'd been shaving, or not, for so long he no longer fronted the ratstache just to prove he could, preferring to graduate to a three-o'clock shadow that gave your face a particular flavor of rug burn that betrayed your afterschool activities to your parents who angrily whispered things like "juvie" and "Outward Bound"

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  • Before that, I had a couple juvie convictions for assault—not supernatural related.

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  • Presumably, some (large) number of adult criminals did not go to juvie.

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  • Thus, removing juvie (even assuming that it is solely and causally responsible for the x7 criminality) would reduce adult crime rate by considerably less than a factor of 7.

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  • Before that, I had a couple juvie convictions for assault—not supernatural related.

    Soul Trapper

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