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Meaning & Definition of Junior in English

English

Junior

/ʤunjər/

noun

1. Term of address for a disrespectful and annoying male

  • "Look here, junior, it's none of your business"
    synonym:
  • junior

2. A third-year undergraduate

    synonym:
  • junior

3. The younger of two persons

  • "She is two years my junior"
    synonym:
  • junior

4. A son who has the same first name as his father

    synonym:
  • Junior
  • ,
  • Jr
  • ,
  • Jnr

adjective

1. Younger

  • Lower in rank
  • Shorter in length of tenure or service
    synonym:
  • junior

2. Used of the third or next to final year in united states high school or college

  • "The junior class"
  • "A third-year student"
    synonym:
  • junior(a)
  • ,
  • third-year
  • ,
  • next-to-last

3. Including or intended for youthful persons

  • "A junior sports league"
  • "Junior fashions"
    synonym:
  • junior

Examples of using

He eventually married an Italian woman ten years his junior.
Tom had a crush on Mary when he was in junior high school.
I am his junior by three years.