proudling

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From proud +‎ -ling.

Noun[edit]

proudling (plural proudlings)

  1. (obsolete) A proud or haughty person.
    • 1861, A. S, Stray cuttings, Stray cuttings from wild flowers:
      Be humbled lofty proudling — Ye rich, how poor your wealth!
    • 1912, Olive Tilford Dargan, The mortal gods and other plays - Page 59:
      No names, My proudling. Wait a year, then what you please.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sylvester to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.