- a native of a country lying to the east, especially a merchant from the Baltic.
Origin of easterling
1375–1425; late Middle English esterling, equivalent to ester eastern (perhaps representing Old English ēastra, comparative of ēast adj.) + -ling1
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Audulf the Easterling snatches up a spear and launches it at Gunnar.
He got also from the Easterling twenty hundreds in wares, and that was also in their bargain for the land.
Many of them were easterling hulks laden with stores for a new invasion of England.Sir Walter Ralegh
Hjort had been the death of two men, and the Easterling leapt on him and smote him full on the breast.
Flosi asked him in what coin he wished to be paid for her; the Easterling says he wanted land for her near where he then was.