[ skwahyuhr-ling ]

  1. a landowner of a small estate.

  2. a petty squire.

Origin of squireling

First recorded in 1675–85; squire + -ling1

Words Nearby squireling

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How to use squireling in a sentence

  • No, that was for some lucky one of her own class and state, not for a simple squireling like me.

    The Yeoman Adventurer | George W. Gough
  • She walked the village like a queen, and no Fen farmer or squireling ventured to jest with her.

    More Pages from a Journal | Mark Rutherford