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Suckling

[suhk-ling] /ˈsʌk lɪŋ/
noun
1.
Sir John, 1609–42, English poet.
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suckling

/ˈsʌklɪŋ/
noun
1.
an infant or young animal that is still taking milk from the mother
2.
a very young child
Word Origin
C15: see suck, -ling1; related to Middle Dutch sūgeling, Middle High German sōgelinc

Suckling

/ˈsʌklɪŋ/
noun
1.
Sir John. 1609–42, English Cavalier poet and dramatist
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Word Origin and History for john suckling
suckling
c.1440, "an infant at the breast," from suck + dim. suffix -ling. Cf. M.Du. sogeling, Du. zuigeling, Ger. Säugling. Meaning "act of breast-feeding" is attested from 1799.
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