Share this entry
underage Line breaks: under|age
Pronunciation: /ˈʌndərˌeɪdʒ/

Definition of underage in English:


1(Of a person) too young to engage legally in a particular activity, especially drinking alcohol or having sex: I’m underage-I’m not allowed in pubs unlawful sex with an underage girl
More example sentences
  • She also accused the police of not acting quickly enough to stop certain off-licences in the area serving alcohol to under-age people.
  • Questions were also asked about the problem of youngsters drinking and off-licences selling alcohol to under-age teenagers.
  • Kirkwall police have once again expressed their growing concern over the quantity of alcohol being confiscated from under-age teenagers in the town.
1.1 [attributive] (Of an activity) engaged in by people who are under age: underage drinking
More example sentences
  • Adults to refrain from drinking at under-age functions and Clubs to prohibit advertising at underage events.
  • The parents can help or supervise at under-age training, take a turn in bringing players to matches or maybe help with fund-raising.
  • As a mark of respect to her memory the weekly LOTTO was postponed while senior and under-age training was cancelled.
Definition of underage in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources