unfledged

[uhn-flejd]

adjective

not fledged; without sufficient feathers for flight, as a young bird.
immature; callow.

Nearby words

  1. unfix,
  2. unflagging,
  3. unflappable,
  4. unflapped,
  5. unflattering,
  6. unfleshly,
  7. unflinching,
  8. unfocused,
  9. unfold,
  10. unfollow

Origin of unfledged

First recorded in 1595–1605; un-1 + fledged

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British Dictionary definitions for unfledged

unfledged

adjective

(of a young bird) not having developed adult feathers
immature and undeveloped
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Word Origin and History for unfledged

unfledged

adj.

c.1600, of persons, "immature, not experienced," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of fledge. Literal sense of "not yet covered in feathers" is recorded from 1610s.

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