- a young animal, as a calf or a lamb, fattened for slaughter.
Origin of fatling
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Examples from the Web for fatling
The 'fatling of the flock' has been sheared closely of his long petticoats.The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)
Frederic G. Kenyon
- a young farm animal fattened for killing
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