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Nonage

[NAHN-ij]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Late Middle English, unknown

1.

The period of immaturity or youth.

Examples of Nonage in a sentence

"The summer I spent working at the park marked my transition from nonage to adulthood."

"Monkeys are far more developed during nonage than human adolescents are."

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About Nonage

While this word developed in Late Middle English, its roots are found in the Old French word “nonage,” from the combination of “non” (non) + “age” (age).

Did you Know?

While nonage describes a period of immaturity or youth, you do not have to be physically young to retain a youthful outlook on life. Some ways to retain a fresh spin on life include continually learning, making new friends, and enjoying the little pleasures that come your way.

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