Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Words You've Been Using Wrong

duckling

[duhk-ling] /ˈdʌk lɪŋ/
noun
1.
a young duck.
Origin of duckling
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at duck1, -ling1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for duckling
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for duckling

duckling

/ˈdʌklɪŋ/
noun
1.
a young duck
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for duckling
n.

mid-15c., dookelynge, from duck (n.) + -ling. The ugly duckling is from Hans Christian Andersen's tale (1843 in Danish, by 1846 in English).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for duckling

Word Value for duckling

16
21
Scrabble Words With Friends