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bantling

[bant-ling] /ˈbænt lɪŋ/
noun
1.
a very young child.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < German Bänkling illegitimate child. See bench, -ling1
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bantling

/ˈbæntlɪŋ/
noun
1.
(archaic, derogatory) a young child; brat
Word Origin
C16: perhaps from German Bänkling illegitimate child, from Bank bench + -ling1
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