Definition of juvie in English:

juvie

Syllabification: ju·vie
Pronunciation: /ˈjo͞ovē
 
/

noun (plural juvies)

informal
  • 1A youth, especially one involved in disorder or criminal offenses.
    More 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.

Origin

1940s: abbreviation of juvenile.

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