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firstling

[ furst-ling ]
/ ˈfɜrst lɪŋ /
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noun

the first of its kind to be produced or to appear.
first offspring.
a first product or result.

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Origin of firstling

First recorded in 1525–35; first + -ling1
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British Dictionary definitions for firstling

firstling
/ (ˈfɜːstlɪŋ) /

noun

the first, esp the first offspring
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