heanling

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English heanling, equivalent to hean +‎ -ling.

Noun[edit]

heanling (plural heanlings)

  1. (rare) A base, abject, or humble person; a wretch.
    • 1977, Susan Kelz Sperling, Poplollies and bellibones:
      Tenderis opened the door to find no heanlings huddling in hudder-mudder, preparing to wreak havoc with their devilshine.