- a minor, unimportant, or petty lord.
Origin of lordling
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Examples from the Web for lordling
Why should this fop of a lordling put on this air of contemptuous incredulity?The Market-Place
He had long been a lordling over the other trout and now was strangling!Fishing With The Fly
Charles F. Orvis and Others
Think you I care the value of a straw for the nerves of your lordling?
In port, he was a lordling—no man his master—able to come and go as the mood took him.Merchantmen-at-Arms
David W. Bone
This lordling threatens to eject these hapless Macalpines, and poor Kenneth, the widows son, is on the very verge of the grave.
- rare a young lord
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