Definition of pubescent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pubescent

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//pjuːˈbesnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pjuːˈbesnt//
 
[usually before noun](formal) Youth
 
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in the period of a person’s life when they are changing physically from a child to an adult See related entries: Youth Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French, or from Latin pubescent- ‘reaching puberty’, from the verb pubescere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pubescent