Definition for suckling (2 of 3)
Definition for suckling (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), suck·led, suck·ling.
verb (used without object), suck·led, suck·ling.
Examples from the Web for suckling
There is also a big demand for whole porcelets and suckling pigs, for the same reason.
Then, my mother, you shall have a suckling from the Earth Sow!The Shoemaker's Apron|Parker Fillmore
In a distant doorway he descried a woman nursing a babe at one breast and a suckling pig at the other.Carmen Ariza|Charles Francis Stocking
For about twenty minutes they busied themselves with cleaning the suckling, laughing at his wriggles and squeaks.From the Valley of the Missing|Grace Miller White
British Dictionary definitions for suckling (1 of 3)
Word Origin for suckling
British Dictionary definitions for suckling (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for suckling (3 of 3)
Word Origin for suckle
Word Origin and History for suckling (1 of 2)
mid-15c., "an infant at the breast," from suck + diminutive suffix -ling. Cf. Middle Dutch sogeling, Dutch zuigeling, German Säugling. Meaning "act of breast-feeding" is attested from 1799.