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fledg·ling

also fledge·ling  (flĕj′lĭng)
n.
1. A young bird that has left the nest and has usually acquired flight feathers, but is often not yet able to fly.
2. A young or inexperienced person.
adj.
New and untried or inexperienced: a fledgling enterprise.

fledgling

(ˈflɛdʒlɪŋ) or

fledgeling

n
1. (Animals) a young bird that has just fledged
a young and inexperienced or untried person, organization or system

fledg•ling

(ˈflɛdʒ lɪŋ)

n.
1. a young bird that has recently fledged.
2. an inexperienced person.
adj.
3. young or inexperienced.
[1820–30]

fledg·ling

(flĕj′lĭng)
A young bird that has just grown the feathers needed to fly and is capable of surviving outside the nest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fledgling - any new participant in some activity
beginner, initiate, tiro, tyro, novice - someone new to a field or activity
enlistee, recruit - any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)
2.fledgling - young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying
young bird - a bird that is still young
Adj.1.fledgling - (of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers; "a fledgling robin"
fledged, mature - (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination
2.fledgling - young and inexperiencedfledgling - young and inexperienced; "a fledgling enterprise"; "a fledgling skier"; "an unfledged lawyer"
inexperienced, inexperient - lacking practical experience or training

fledgling

noun
1. chick, nestling, young bird The fathers of these fledglings are all dead.
2. new, beginning, developing, emerging, amateur, embryonic, probationary advice he gave to fledgling writers

fledgling

also fledgeling
noun
One who is just starting to learn or do something:
Slang: rookie.
Translations
طائِر صَغير
nezkušenýptáčátkoptáče
fiatal madármadár: fiatal madár

fledgling

fledgeling [ˈfledʒlɪŋ]
A. N (= young bird) → pajarito m (fig) → novato/a m/f
B. CPD [democracy, writer] → en ciernes; [company, industry] → joven

fledgling

fledgeling [ˈflɛdʒlɪŋ]
noisillon m
modif
(= inexperienced) [person] → novice
(= new) [system, organization] → jeune

fledgling

n (Orn: = young bird) → Jungvogel m
adj democracy, organization, businessjung; personfrischgebacken (inf); fledgling artistNachwuchskünstler(in) m(f); fledgling teacher/writerJunglehrer(in) m(f)/-autor(in) m(f); their feminist movement is fledgling at bestihre Feministenbewegung steckt noch in den Kinderschuhen; they began their fledgling career on a shoestringsie haben ganz klein mit sehr wenig Geld angefangen

fledgling

fledgeling [ˈflɛdʒlɪŋ] nuccellino

fledg(e)ling

(ˈfledʒliŋ) noun
a young bird ready to fly.
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Poortvliet's fledgelings have won just one game out of 11 at St Mary's - the worst home record in the division - but they have produced some tremendous performances away from home.
Flynn's fledgelings have a Uefa Championship double-header, starting with Bosnia-Herzegovina at Wrexham on Saturday, which is followed by France in Cardiff next Tuesday.