Definition of the Younger brothers from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Younger brothers

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four US outlaws (= criminals) in the Wild West. The best known of the four brothers were Cole Younger (1844-1916) and Jim Younger (1848-1902). They were cousins of Jesse and Frank James, and the group was sometimes called the James-Younger Gang. Three of the brothers were captured and sent to prison after trying to rob a bank in Northfield, Minnesota, in 1876. There have been several films about them, including The Long Riders (1980) and American Outlaws (2001). see also Quantrill's Raiders