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pindling

[pind-ling] /ˈpɪnd lɪŋ/
adjective, Older Use.
1.
puny; sickly; frail; weak.
Origin of pindling
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism; pine2 + -ling1, on the model of dwindling

Pindling

[pind-ling] /ˈpɪnd lɪŋ/
noun
1.
Lynden Oscar ("Father of the Bahamas") 1930–2000, Bahamian political leader: first prime minister 1967–92.
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  • And all the reason for it that one could see was that pindling, hollow-eyed young fellow who had entered the room in her wake.

    Aurora the Magnificent Gertrude Hall
  • The child's just pining and pindling out of the world, an' I can't stop her.

    The Little Grey House Marion Ames Taggart
British Dictionary definitions for pindling

pindling

/ˈpɪndlɪŋ/
adjective (dialect)
1.
(Western English) peevish or fractious
2.
(US) sickly or puny
Word Origin
C19: perhaps changed from spindling
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