strangeling

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From strange +‎ -ling.

Noun[edit]

strangeling (plural strangelings)

  1. One who is strange, foreign, or unusual; stranger.
    • 2000, Zafer Şenocak, Leslie A. Adelson, Atlas of a Tropical Germany:
      Every strangeling ( Fremdling) has gone through a coming-to-terms with the mother, but has another such ahead: ... An inner voice holds the strangeling back from blasphemy against his own origin, even though he is filled with rebellion.