Origin of fledged
verb (used with object), fledged, fledg·ing.
verb (used without object), fledged, fledg·ing.
Origin of fledge
Examples from the Web for fledged
Dick and Jack, Molly and Katy, were now fledged; and it was high time for them to begin to exercise a little.Little Robins Learning to Fly|Madeline Leslie
If I had seen him for the first time, I should have taken him to be a fledged centaur—a mixture of man, quadruped, and bird.In the Wilds of Africa|W.H.G. Kingston
He lives on good terms with the other occupants of the nest, and when fledged, makes laudable if ludicrous attempts to caw.Glimpses of Indian Birds|Douglas Dewar
The broken eggshells may lie in the old nest, but the fledged larks are singing in the blue of the sky.The Luckiest Girl in the School|Angela Brazil
The young, when fledged, generally having the lower parts longitudinally streaked.A Synopsis of the Birds of North America|John James Audubon
Word Origin for fledge
Old English *-flycge (Kentish -flecge),an adjective meaning "having the feathers, fit to fly," from West Germanic *fluggja- (cf. Middle Dutch vlugge, Low German flügge), from root meaning "to fly" (see fly (v.)). As a verb, it is first attested in English 1560s. Related: Fledged; fledging.