Definitions for juvenile delinquent
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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:
delinquent, juvenile delinquent(noun)
a young offender
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a teenager who does bad or illegal things
a home for juvenile delinquents
A persistent young offender; an antisocial minor, one who has committed criminal acts such as theft or violence.
Origin: From juvenile + delinquent.
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