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A living being that is young, especially a young person.


a. a young person, animal, or plant
b. (as modifier): a youngling brood.
[Old English geongling]


(ˈyʌŋ lɪŋ)

1. a young person.
2. anything young, as a young animal.
3. young; youthful.
[before 900]
References in classic literature ?
Then homeward all take off their sev'ral way; The youngling cottagers retire to rest: The parent-pair their secret homage pay, And proffer up to Heaven the warm request, That He who stills the raven's clam'rous nest, And decks the lily fair in flow'ry pride, Would, in the way His wisdom sees the best, For them and for their little ones provide; But, chiefly, in their hearts with grace divine preside.
Not a youngling who'll put up with virtually anything in pursuit of a "good time".
Lurking between youngish (which means somewhat young) and younglet (which is an alternative form of youngling, a young animal), the phrase 'young lady' is described as "now avoided in polite use except among some old-fashioned speakers and jocularly.
That little wood of hazel and tall pine And youngling fir, where oft we have loved to see The level beams of early morning shine Freshly from tree to tree.
The best character is the youngling Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein), a Padawan cutie with real screen presence.
Yes; she again cross'd o'er the main, And things of moment left undone, Tho o'er her head had scarcely run Her nineteenth year, no whit deluded By wily fraud, she there concluded, And bore the youngling to its own again.
geongling < youngling, samgeong, youngster, youth, juvenile, junior, Dutch jongen 'a boy' (jong meaning both 'a boy' and 'a young animal'), Serbian mladic 'youth' and junak (which changed meaning into 'a brave man, hero' like Russian [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.
Olivelle renders this: "A man who knows the youngling together with its placement [adhuna] and counterplacement [pratyadhana], its post and rope, will undoubtedly hold off the seven rivals who hate him.
Our ability to repeatedly apply this understanding to lift measured ROI sets us apart from the crowd," said Kristin Youngling, Director of Design Intelligence.
I have not changed my spots, but I shall not harm you, youngling.
That virtue therefore which is but a youngling in the contemplation of evil, and knows not the utmost that vice promises to her followers, and rejects it, is but a blank virtue, not a pure.