fledgling

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From fledge 'prepare for flying' + diminutive suffix -ling

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fledgling (not comparable)

  1. (Should we delete(+) this sense?) untried or inexperienced

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Noun[edit]

fledgling (plural fledglings)

  1. (literally) A young bird which has just developed its flight feathers (notably wings).
  2. (figuratively) An immature, naïve and/or inexperienced person.

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