netherling

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nether- +‎ -ling.

Noun[edit]

netherling (plural netherlings)

  1. Articles of clothing worn underneath; nethergarments; stockings.
  2. A creature, dweller, or inhabitant of the netherworld.
    • 1995, Richard Gilliam, Martin Harry Greenberg, Edward E Kramer, Excalibur:
      The demon cat of Losanne was indeed a vile netherling, grown to unearthly hugeness by the spirit of the demon [...]
    • 2010, Samuel Sykes, Tome of the Undergates:
      It found flesh and drove deep into the netherling's hip.