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weanling

[ ween-ling ]
/ ˈwin lɪŋ /
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noun
a child or animal newly weaned.
adjective
newly weaned.
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Origin of weanling

First recorded in 1525–35; wean + -ling1
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How to use weanling in a sentence

  • She had known that colt from a weanling and to her he had not been an animal, but a personality.

    Destiny|Charles Neville Buck
  • This is “Puckeridge”, a term also applied to a fatal distemper which often attacks weanling calves.

  • I had not asked him—had never said that the poor weanling wanted milk.

  • The Rani proposed that there might be another performance on the occasion of the first-rice ceremony of the ‘royal’ weanling.

    Mashi and Other Stories|Rabindranath Tagore

British Dictionary definitions for weanling

weanling
/ (ˈwiːnlɪŋ) /

noun
  1. a child or young animal recently weaned
  2. (as modifier)a weanling calf

Word Origin for weanling

C16: from wean 1 + -ling 1
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