fledgling

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Etymology[edit]

From fledge(prepare for flying) +‎ -ling.

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fledgling ‎(not comparable)

  1. Untried or inexperienced.

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Noun[edit]

fledgling ‎(plural fledglings)

  1. A young bird which has just developed its flight feathers (notably wings).
  2. An insect that has just fledged, i.e. undergone its final moult to become an adult or imago.
  3. (figuratively) An immature, naïve and/or inexperienced person.

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