monsterling

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From monster +‎ -ling.

Noun[edit]

monsterling (plural monsterlings)

  1. A small, young, or diminutive monster.
    • 1999, Lin Carter, The Quest of Kadji:
      "They will know something is wrong, for the brute would not willingly have left her side. Odd that it did not fight you." The blunt-nose, slope-browed face of the monsterling was inscrutable, scarlet eyes inhuman and feral in the glow of the fire.
    • 2006, Martin H. Greenberg, Brittiany A. Koren, Fantasy Gone Wrong:
      “My apologies, good monsterling. It was an accident.”