nurseling

[ nurs-ling ]
/ ˈnɜrs lɪŋ /
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noun


Nearby words

  1. nurse shark,
  2. nurse's aide,
  3. nurse-midwife,
  4. nurse-practitioner,
  5. nursehound,
  6. nursemaid,
  7. nursemaid's elbow,
  8. nurser,
  9. nursery,
  10. nursery rhyme

nursling

or nurse·ling

[ nurs-ling ]
/ ˈnɜrs lɪŋ /

noun

an infant, child, or young animal being nursed or being cared for by a nurse.
any person or thing under fostering care, influences, or conditions.

Origin of nursling

First recorded in 1550–60; nurse + -ling1

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British Dictionary definitions for nurseling

nursling

nurseling

/ (ˈnɜːslɪŋ) /

noun

a child or young animal that is being suckled, nursed, or fostered
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Word Origin and History for nurseling

nursling

n.

also nurseling, "object of a nurse's care," 1550s, from nurse (v.) + -ling.

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