earthling

[ urth-ling ]
/ ˈɜrθ lɪŋ /

noun

an inhabitant of earth; mortal.

Origin of earthling

First recorded in 1585–95; earth + -ling1
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earthling

/ (ˈɜːθlɪŋ) /

noun

(esp in poetry or science fiction) an inhabitant of the earth; human being

Word Origin for earthling

C16: from earth + ling 1
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