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juvie Syllabification: ju·vie
Pronunciation: /ˈjo͞ovē/

Definition of juvie in English:

noun (plural juvies)

1A youth, especially one involved in disorder or criminal offenses.
Example sentences
  • In one of these alternate universes, I was run down at Southdale on Monday afternoon by two juvies hotrodding diagonally through the middle of a parking lot.
  • Steve and his girl engage in some backwards drag racing with some other juvies and get pestered by the cops to, ‘Cool it.’
  • He is the juvie from the wrong side of the tracks and she is the rich kid.
2US A detention center or court for juvenile offenders.


1940s: abbreviation of juvenile.

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