unfledged

[ uhn-flejd ]
/ ʌnˈflɛdʒd /

adjective

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

Origin of unfledged

First recorded in 1595–1605; un-1 + fledged
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British Dictionary definitions for unfledged

unfledged

/ (ʌnˈflɛdʒd) /

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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