noun (plural juvies)informal
1A youth, especially one involved in disorder or criminal offenses.
- 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.
1940s: abbreviation of juvenile.
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