youngling

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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.

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youngling (comparative more youngling, superlative most youngling)

  1. (archaic) young; youthful

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Noun[edit]

youngling (plural younglings)

  1. A young person, animal or plant; chit.

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