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suckling

[suhk-ling] /ˈsʌk lɪŋ/
noun
1.
an infant or a young animal that is not yet weaned.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see suck, -ling1
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British Dictionary definitions for sucklings

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 sucklings

suckling

n.

mid-15c., "an infant at the breast," from suck + diminutive suffix -ling. Cf. Middle Dutch sogeling, Dutch zuigeling, German Säugling. Meaning "act of breast-feeding" is attested from 1799.

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