daughterling

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Etymology[edit]

From daughter +‎ -ling.

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daughterling (plural daughterlings)

  1. (diminutive, affectionate) A daughter, especially a young or precious one.
    • 2003, William Patten, Poems Old and New:
      BLOSSOM of the almond-trees, • April's gift to April's bees, Birthday ornament of spring, Flora's fairest daughterling; — [...]
    • 2004, Flora Annie Webster Steel, Dramatic History of India:
      Would I have my vanished sight once more I Tell me, daughterling, how looks this promised land towards which we have been journeying these months and years?

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