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weakling

[ week-ling ]
/ ˈwik lɪŋ /
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noun
a person who is physically or morally weak.
adjective
weak; not strong.
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Origin of weakling

First recorded in 1520–30; weak + -ling1
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British Dictionary definitions for weakling

weakling
/ (ˈwiːklɪŋ) /

noun
a person or animal that is lacking in strength or weak in constitution or character
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