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youngling

[yuhng-ling] /ˈyʌŋ lɪŋ/
noun
1.
a young person.
2.
anything young, as a young animal.
3.
a novice; a beginner.
adjective
4.
young; youthful.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English yongling, Old English geongling; cognate with Dutch jongeling, German Jüngling. See young, -ling1
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  • Standing only a few feet tall this youngling pads up and hits the pavement rolling at full speed.
British Dictionary definitions for youngling

youngling

/ˈjʌŋlɪŋ/
noun
1.
(literary)
  1. a young person, animal, or plant
  2. (as modifier): a youngling brood
Word Origin
Old English geongling
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