weakling

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwijkˈlɪŋɡ/, /ˈwijklɨŋɡ/

Etymology[edit]

weak + -ling

Adjective[edit]

weakling

  1. weak, either physically, morally or mentally

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Noun[edit]

weakling (plural weaklings)

  1. A person of weak or even sickly physical constitution
  2. (figuratively) A person of weak character, lacking in courage and/or moral strength.
    • Latimer
      We may not be weaklings because we have a strong enemy.

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References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967