starveling

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

starve +‎ -ling

NounEdit

starveling (plural starvelings)

  1. One who is thin from lack of food.

AdjectiveEdit

starveling (comparative more starveling, superlative most starveling)

  1. Starving; suffering from starvation.
  2. Meagre; scanty.
    • 1930, Norman Lindsay, Redheap, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1965, page 128:
      [A] few meetings in the cape-broom, a starveling allowance of kisses in a very ill-advised publicity.

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