worldling

[ wurld-ling ]
/ ˈwɜrld lɪŋ /
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noun

a person devoted to the interests and pleasures of this world; a worldly person.

Nearby words

  1. world-view,
  2. world-weary,
  3. world-wide web,
  4. worldbeater,
  5. worldline,
  6. worldly,
  7. worldly-minded,
  8. worldly-wise,
  9. worldview,
  10. worldwide

Origin of worldling

First recorded in 1540–50; world + -ling1

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British Dictionary definitions for worldling

worldling

/ (ˈwɜːldlɪŋ) /

noun

a person who is primarily concerned with worldly matters or material things
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