One is underage if one is not yet allowed to buy certain products (such as alcohol or tobacco). The age cutoff varies from area to area, and from product to product.

Un"der-age` (?), a.

Not having arrived at adult age, or at years of discretion; hence, raw; green; immature; boyish; childish.

[Obs.]

I myself have loved a lady, and pursued her with a great deal of under-age protestation. J. Webster.

 

© Webster 1913.

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