See also: earthling

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From Middle English *erthling, from Old English yrþling, ierþling, eorþling (husbandman, farmer, ploughman, literally one of the earth), equivalent to earth +‎ -ling and/or Earth +‎ -ling. Cognate with Dutch aardling (Earthling), German Erdling (Earthing).

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Earthling (plural Earthlings)

  1. (especially science fiction) An inhabitant of the planet Earth.

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