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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English youngling, ȝongelyng, ȝungling, from Old English ġeongling (a youth), from Proto-Germanic *jungalingaz, *jungilingaz (young man, youngling), equivalent to young +‎ -ling. Cognate with Dutch jongeling (a youngster), German Jüngling (a youth), Swedish yngling (a youth, kid), Icelandic unglingur (teenager, youth). More at young.

AdjectiveEdit

youngling (comparative more youngling, superlative most youngling)

  1. (archaic) young; youthful

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NounEdit

youngling (plural younglings)

  1. A young person, animal or plant; chit.
    • Edmund Spenser
      More dear [] than younglings to their dam.
    • Ridley
      He will not be so willing, I think, to join with you as with us younglings.

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