English edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle English sukling, sukeling, sokeling, equivalent to suck +‎ -ling. Cognate with Middle Dutch sogelinc (suckling), Dutch zuigeling (suckling), German Säugling (suckling).

Noun edit

suckling (plural sucklings)

  1. An infant that is still being breastfed (being suckled) by its mother.
  2. A young mammal not yet weaned and still being fed milk by its mother.
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Etymology 2 edit

From suckle +‎ -ing.

Verb edit


  1. present participle and gerund of suckle

Noun edit

suckling (plural sucklings)

  1. The act of suckling.

References edit

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

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