underage (adj.) also under-age, 1590s, from UNDER (Cf. under) + AGE (Cf. age).

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  • underage — un der*age ([u^]n d[ e]r*[i^]j), a. Shortage or deficiency in amount; shortfall. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • underage — index juvenile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • underage — underage1 [un΄dərāj′] adj. 1. not of full or mature age 2. below the age required by law underage2 [un′dər ij] n. [ UNDER + AGE] a shortage; insufficiency …   English World dictionary

  • underage — adjective Date: 1561 1. of less than mature or legal age 2. done by or involving underage persons < underage drinking > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • underage — Dependent De*pend ent, a. [L. dependens, entis, p. pr. dependere. See {Depend}, and cf. {Dependant}.] 1. Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf. [1913 Webster] 2. Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • underage — adj. Underage is used with these nouns: ↑drinker, ↑drinking, ↑prostitute, ↑sex, ↑smoking …   Collocations dictionary

  • underage — un|der|age [ˌʌndərˈeıdʒ] adj too young to legally buy alcohol, drive a car, vote etc ▪ underage drinking …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • underage — adjective too young to legally buy alcohol, drive a car, vote etc: underage drinking …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • underage — underage1 /un deuhr ayj /, adj. lacking the required age, esp. that of legal maturity. [1585 95; UNDER + AGE] underage2 /un deuhr ij/, n. shortage; deficiency in amount. [1605 15; UNDER + AGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • underage — 1. adjective /ˌʌndərˈeɪdʒ/ a) below the normal or legal age for some activity, such as drinking or having sex b) not yet a legal adult; still a minor …   Wiktionary

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