Saturday, September 15, 2001
starveling noun [STARV-ling] One who is thin from lack of food, or who is starving or being starved.
Definitions for starveling
- One who is thin from lack of food, or who is starving or being starved.
- Being a starveling.
- Poor in quality; inadequate.
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Citations for starveling
Even a starveling could look musclebound if he had enough gear on.
In her privations she is like Bjartur's starveling sons.
Origin of starveling
Starveling is from starve (from Old English steorfan, "to die") + the suffix -ling (from Old English).