squireling

[ skwahyuh r-ling ]
/ ˈskwaɪər lɪŋ /
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noun

a landowner of a small estate.
a petty squire.

Nearby words

  1. squire,
  2. squirearch,
  3. squirearchy,
  4. squiredom,
  5. squireen,
  6. squirm,
  7. squirmy,
  8. squirrel,
  9. squirrel away,
  10. squirrel cage

Origin of squireling

First recorded in 1675–85; squire + -ling1

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Examples from the Web for squireling

  • She walked the village like a queen, and no Fen farmer or squireling ventured to jest with her.