youngling

[ yuhng-ling ]
/ ˈyʌŋ lɪŋ /

noun

a young person.
anything young, as a young animal.
a novice; a beginner.

adjective

young; youthful.

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Origin of youngling

before 900; Middle English yongling,Old English geongling; cognate with Dutch jongeling,German Jüngling.See young, -ling1
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British Dictionary definitions for youngling

youngling
/ (ˈjʌŋlɪŋ) /

noun

literary
  1. a young person, animal, or plant
  2. (as modifier)a youngling brood

Word Origin for youngling

Old English geongling
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