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.

QUIZZES

This Word Of The Day Quiz Is Far From Thersitical
Have you mastered the meaning of phronesis? How about plethoric? Take the quiz on the words from the week of February 17 to 23 to find out.
Question 1 of 7
Lincolnesque

Origin of nursling

First recorded in 1550–60; nurse + -ling1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for nursling

British Dictionary definitions for nursling

nursling

nurseling

/ (ˈnɜːslɪŋ) /

noun

a child or young animal that is being suckled, nursed, or fostered
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012