callow(redirected from callowly)
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Lacking adult maturity or experience; immature: a callow young man.
[Middle English calwe, bald, from Old English calu.]
1. lacking experience of life; immature
2. (Zoology) rare (of a young bird) unfledged and usually lacking feathers
[Old English calu; related to Old High German kalo, Old Slavonic golú bare, naked, Lithuanian galva head, Latin calvus bald]
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1. immature or inexperienced: a callow youth.
2. (of a young bird) featherless; unfledged.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English calu bald, c. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German kale, Old High German chalo bald, Old Church Slavonic golŭ bare]
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|Adj.||1.||callow - young and inexperienced; "a fledgling enterprise"; "a fledgling skier"; "an unfledged lawyer"|