youngling

[yuhng-ling]

noun

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

adjective

young; youthful.

Nearby words

  1. younger edda,
  2. younger, cole,
  3. youngest,
  4. younghusband,
  5. youngish,
  6. youngster,
  7. youngstown,
  8. younker,
  9. your,
  10. your guess is as good as mine

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

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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