weanling

[ ween-ling ]
/ ˈwin lɪŋ /

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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Example sentences from the Web for weanling

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

    Destiny|Charles Neville Buck
  • 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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