Definitions for juvenile delinquent
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word juvenile delinquent
delinquent, juvenile delinquent(noun)
a young offender
A child or person of minor age who commits acts which would be considered criminal if performed by an adult, such as theft, vandalism, or violence; especially, one who habitually acts in such an antisocial manner and cannot be controlled by parents. Abbreviated JD.
A persistent young offender; an antisocial minor, one who has committed criminal acts such as theft or violence.
Origin: From juvenile + delinquent.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Whether we call them a thug, a law breaker, a juvenile delinquent, it really doesn't matter. What matters is how do we take back our streets. And that's what men have been doing, going around, talking to these young men where they, are in their face, and letting them know, you can't control this community. It is not yours. You can't burn it down. You can't force people out. You can't threaten people.
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