a young prince.
a subordinate, minor, or insignificant prince.

Origin of princeling

First recorded in 1610–20; prince + -ling1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Also called: princekin a young prince
Also called: princelet the ruler of an insignificant territory; petty or minor prince
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Word Origin and History for princeling

1610s, from prince + -ling.

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