[ lawrd-ling ]

  1. a minor, unimportant, or petty lord.

Origin of lordling

Middle English word dating back to 1225–75; see origin at lord, -ling1

Words Nearby lordling

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How to use lordling in a sentence

  • One lordling nudged another lordling, and they stared into the face of the girl as if she had been a creature of the street.

    The O'Ruddy | Stephen Crane
  • Doing his duty to guard both vineyard and garth of his lordling.

    The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus | Caius Valerius Catullus
  • There is a place where every visitor to Chicago may see this emblematic lordling near at hand.

  • Some young lordling named Ghek had to carry off Fani or be considered a man of no spirit.

    The Pirates of Ersatz | Murray Leinster
  • My cloak, my hat and boots allowed naught of my true condition to appear, and might as well have covered a lordling as a jester.

    The Shame of Motley | Raphael Sabatini

British Dictionary definitions for lordling


/ (ˈlɔːdlɪŋ) /

  1. rare a young lord

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