Earthling

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

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Earthling (plural Earthlings)

  1. An inhabitant of the planet Earth (Generally in science fiction aliens who use the term Earthling look down on the people of earth.)

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Last modified on 27 November 2013, at 16:06