oldling

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Etymology[edit]

From old +‎ -ling. Compare youngling.

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oldling (plural oldlings)

  1. One who is old or advanced in years; elder.
    • 1907, Reports of the boards - Issue 105 - Page 90:
      For the oldlings like the younglings, And they cannot say them "nay," And the oldlings and the younglings Keep God's full-grown man away []
    • 2006, R.I.C. Publications, Teaching comprehension strategies - Page 76:
      Each day Zork sent an email to his oldlings to tell them what he was doing and to let them know that he was safe and well.

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