- a young person.
- anything young, as a young animal.
- a novice; a beginner.
- young; youthful.
Origin of youngling
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Examples from the Web for youngling
The youngling of this nest came to the ground and stayed there.A Bird-Lover in the West
Olive Thorne Miller
"I am called Skallagrim, youngling," answered the man on the horse.
Ospakar grew fearful, for he could make no play with this youngling.
But here I take up this youngling's glove; and on his head be his fate!Child Christopher
So old Warrenton has persuaded you to seek the Prince's gold, youngling?Robin Hood
- a young person, animal, or plant
- (as modifier)a youngling brood
Old English geongling
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