- a child.
- a young person.
- a young horse or other animal.
- (in the British navy) a midshipman of less than four years’ standing.
- (in the U.S. Naval Academy) a midshipman in the second year.
- a young person; child or youth
- a young animal, esp a horse
n.1580s, from young + -ster. Earlier was youngling, from Old English geongling.