From Middle English youngling, ȝongelyng, ȝungling, from Old English ġeongling (“a youth”), from Proto-Germanic *jungalingaz, *jungilingaz (“young man, youngling”), equivalent to young + -ling. Cognate with Dutch jongeling (“a youngster”), German Jüngling (“a youth”), Swedish yngling (“a youth, kid”), Icelandic unglingur (“teenager, youth”). More at young. Doublet of Yngling.
- See also Thesaurus:young
youngling (plural younglings)
- A young person, animal or plant; chit.