otherling

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From other +‎ -ling.

NounEdit

otherling (plural otherlings)

  1. One who is different from others; someone or something possessing unique qualities; an exception.
    • 1992, David Jones, John Matthias, Selected Works of David Jones:
      When is Tellus to give her dear fosterling her adaptable, rational, elect and plucked-out otherling a reasonable chance?
    • 2006, Deborah Mercier, The Cat and the Canvas:
      " [...] My little otherling." As he untied her leash and led her out of the kitchen and through the large waiting room, Dr. Homlin explained. He seemed to enjoy the sound of his own voice.