Suckling

[ suhk-ling ]
/ ˈsʌk lɪŋ /

noun

Sir John,1609–42, English poet.
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British Dictionary definitions for john suckling (1 of 2)

suckling

/ (ˈsʌklɪŋ) /

noun

an infant or young animal that is still taking milk from the mother
a very young child

Word Origin for suckling

C15: see suck, -ling 1; related to Middle Dutch sūgeling, Middle High German sōgelinc

British Dictionary definitions for john suckling (2 of 2)

Suckling

/ (ˈsʌklɪŋ) /

noun

Sir John. 1609–42, English Cavalier poet and dramatist
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Word Origin and History for john suckling

suckling


n.

mid-15c., "an infant at the breast," from suck + diminutive suffix -ling. Cf. Middle Dutch sogeling, Dutch zuigeling, German Säugling. Meaning "act of breast-feeding" is attested from 1799.

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