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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Latin
Origin: 'younger', from juvenis 'young'

junior

1 adjective
     
junior1 W3 [only before noun]
1 having a low rank in an organization or profession [≠ senior]:
a junior doctor
junior to
There are several people junior to me (=with a lower rank than me).
2 relating to sport for young people below a particular age:
the junior football club
3 British English relating to a school for children below the age of 11:
the junior classrooms
4 American English relating to the year before the final year of high school or college:
the second semester of my junior year

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