Part of speech: noun
Origin: Late Middle English, unknown
The period of immaturity or youth.
Examples of Nonage in a sentence
"The summer I spent working at the park marked my transition from nonage to adulthood."
"Monkeys are far more developed during nonage than human adolescents are."
Popularity Over Time
While this word developed in Late Middle English, its roots are found in the Old French word “nonage,” from the combination of “non” (non) + “age” (age).
Did you Know?
While nonage describes a period of immaturity or youth, you do not have to be physically young to retain a youthful outlook on life. Some ways to retain a fresh spin on life include continually learning, making new friends, and enjoying the little pleasures that come your way.