Definitions for juvenile delinquent

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ju′venile delin′quent(n.)

  1. a minor who cannot be controlled by parental authority and commits antisocial or criminal acts, as vandalism or violence.

    Category: Law, Sociology

Origin of juvenile delinquent:

1810–20

Princeton's WordNet

  1. delinquent, juvenile delinquent(noun)

    a young offender

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. juvenile delinquent(noun)ʒʌt

    a teenager who does bad or illegal things

    a home for juvenile delinquents

Wiktionary

  1. juvenile delinquent(Noun)

    A persistent young offender; an antisocial minor, one who has committed criminal acts such as theft or violence.

  2. Origin: From juvenile + delinquent.

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