squireling

[ skwahyuh r-ling ]
/ ˈskwaɪər lɪŋ /
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noun

a landowner of a small estate.
a petty squire.

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.