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  • noun Plural form of younker.


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  • Old Squires two tall branches of Laurel; — Our three younkers went to Rowney and lug'd home as much Yellow Broom and Cornflowers as they could carry, we set to work, made them with form, and on Wednesday morning up at 6, I hung the outer circle of the parlour window with a garland of flowers, naild a Rose-bush over the door, trimd up Roberts

    Letter 292

  • Miss Ansted calls sometimes to scold me, but what's that? she allways sends us mince pies at Christmas, and my younkers look out for them as naturally as they do for the new Almanack.

    Letter 272

  • Give our love to your Wife and Father and all the younkers.

    Letter 183

  • I am not sorry that the knee is discharging if it satisfies you. love to the younkers. hannah writes a very good and sensible letter, but she puts no stops to her sentences.

    Letter 168

  • I am very glad you have seen Vauxhall, as it will serve you instead of seeing our Vauxhall, which I would go on to describe, but that Miss Weston and their party are just taken Boats mad, and want me to go with them to Chicksands, and here am I tied by the leg with three younkers — So stop a moment — There, now go on. —

    Letter 291

  • It goes on by government, and management, and discipline, and the stopping of younkers from their blessed foolery, and by the ten commandments, and the proverbs of King


  • The descendents of the original city-dwellers must now be almost as old as we are, although there are still some younkers who go to be among them, drawn by the old stories and the lure of the knowl-edge which may still remain there.

    The Waste Lands

  • "What were all you younkers out o 'school so early for, Marty?" he asked.

    How Janice Day Won

  • [Footnote: Mast-acorns: nuts.] for his hogs, left his cottage in the care of his eldest son Bo-bo, a great lubberly boy, who being fond of playing with fire, as younkers [Footnote: Younkers: youngsters.] of his age commonly are, let some sparks escape into a bundle of straw, which kindling quickly, spread the conflagration over every part of their poor mansion, till it was reduced to ashes.

    Short Stories and Selections for Use in the Secondary Schools

  • Into the hands of a venerable matron, the owner of a vast number of donkies, and two or three ragged urchins, who acted as the Widdicombs of the cavalcade, we committed all the younkers for an hour's joy, between the turnpike and back, and betook ourselves to a seat at the ledge of the cliff, and "gazed with ever new delight" at the noble landscape literally at our feet.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol 58, No. 357, July 1845


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