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Definition of "pubescent" [pu•bes•cent]

  • Reaching or having reached puberty. (adjective)
  • Covered with short hairs or soft down. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pubescent" in a sentence
  • "Deflowering a curious and coquettish cusp-pubescent is illegal and icky at best, and, due to “ability to consent,” probably properly defined, in our modern morality, as rape."
  • "Post-pubescent is still UNDER AGE – STATUTORY RAPE!!"
  • "BLITZER: So you're making a difference between pedophilia and what's called phebophilia (ph), which is the post-pubescent, 16 -, 15 -, 16 -, 17-year-olds as opposed to pre-pubescent, which is pedophelia."