Junior vs Teenager - What's the difference?

junior | teenager |


As nouns the difference between junior and teenager

is that junior is a younger person while teenager is (countable) literally, a person from thirteen'' to nine''teen who is in their teens; an adolescent.

As an adjective junior

is (not comparable|often|preceded by a possessive adjective or a possessive form of a noun) younger.

junior

English

Alternative forms

* juniour (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (not comparable, often, preceded by a possessive adjective or a possessive form of a noun) Younger.
  • * 1939 , "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.
  • (not comparable) Of or pertaining to a third academic year in a four-year high school (eleventh grade) or university.
  • (comparable) Low in rank; having a subordinate role, job, or situation.
  • Belonging to a younger person, or an earlier time of life.
  • * Sir Thomas Browne
  • Our first studies and junior endeavours.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A younger person.
  • four years his junior
  • * (Angela Brazil)
  • Miss Mitchell would certainly be most relieved to have a monitress who was capable of organising the juniors at games.
  • A third-year student at a high school or university.
  • A name suffix used after a son's name when his father has the same name. Abbreviation:
  • Antonyms

    * senior

    teenager

    English

    (Adolescence)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (countable) Literally, a person from thirteen'' to nine''teen who is in their teens; an adolescent.
  • Usage notes

    Sometimes only refers up to the legal minor limit in many countries of eighteen years old, or sometimes only refers up to the point of high school graduation. In the earlier years, sometimes referred to as a youth; in later years, sometimes referred to as a young adult.

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