- a king ruling over a small country or territory.
- any of several small, greenish, crested birds of the genus Regulus.
Origin of kinglet
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The kinglet was the least of all,—a sort of "hop-o'-my-thumb" bird.The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers
In Coahuila this subspecies of the Ruby-crowned Kinglet is a common migrant.Birds from Coahuila, Mexico
Emil K. Urban
The kinglet hesitated, and then jabbed the fat man with his sceptre.
"You have my permission to make mince-meat of him," replied the kinglet, cheerfully.
The kinglet looked upon the stranger with a kindly expression.
- often derogatory the king of a small or insignificant territory
- US and Canadian any of various small warblers of the genus Regulus, having a black-edged yellow crown: family Muscicapidae