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fatling

[fat-ling]
noun
  1. a young animal, as a calf or a lamb, fattened for slaughter.
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Origin of fatling

First recorded in 1520–30; fat + -ling1
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Historical Examples of 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


British Dictionary definitions for fatling

fatling

noun
  1. a young farm animal fattened for killing
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