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youngling

[ yuhng-ling ]

noun

  1. a young person.
  2. anything young, as a young animal.
  3. a novice; a beginner.


adjective

  1. young; youthful.

youngling

/ ˈjʌŋlɪŋ /

noun

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

      a youngling brood



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Word History and Origins

Origin of youngling1

before 900; Middle English yongling, Old English geongling; cognate with Dutch jongeling, German Jüngling. See young, -ling 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of youngling1

Old English geongling

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Example Sentences

As the planet heats up, the ice cover shielding the nests may disappear, exposing the vulnerable younglings to predators, according to Gizmodo.

Tell me, fair child, sawest thou ever here at night-tide the shape of a youngling crowned with a garland straying about the house?

Our youngling pointed out a very respectable-looking stone house as having been "built by the Indians" about those times.

The food she brought to that eager youngling every few minutes looked like minute worms, doubtless some insect larvæ.

Nine fair children sat around their domestic hearth, and one, the youngling of the flock, smiled upon its mother's knee.

The dour recluse still there (he has his cake) and the douce youngling, minion of pleasure, Phedo's toyable fair hair.

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