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  1. a recently weaned animal.
  2. Stockbreeding. a device placed over the mouth of an animal that is being weaned, to keep it from suckling.
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Origin of weaner

First recorded in 1570–80; wean + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for weaner


  1. a person or thing that weans
  2. a pig that has just been weaned and weighs less than 40 kg
  3. Australian and NZ a lamb, pig, or calf in the year in which it is weaned
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