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earth·ling

 (ûrth′lĭng)
n.
1. One, especially a human, that inhabits the planet Earth.
2. A person devoted to the world; a worldling.
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earthling

(ˈɜːθlɪŋ)
n
(esp in poetry or science fiction) an inhabitant of the earth; human being
[C16: from earth + ling1]
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earth•ling

(ˈɜrθ lɪŋ)

n.
1. an inhabitant of earth; mortal.
[1585–95]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.earthling - an inhabitant of the earthearthling - an inhabitant of the earth    
denizen, dweller, habitant, inhabitant, indweller - a person who inhabits a particular place
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Translations
Erdling
jarðarbúi

earthling

[ˈɜːθlɪŋ] Nterrícola mf
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earthling

[ˈɜːrθlɪŋ] n (= human) (SCIENCE FICTION)terrien(ne) m/f
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earthling

n (pej)Erdenwurm m
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References in classic literature ?
Perhaps she will never again suffer a poor, unworthy earthling to walk in the shadow of her divine presence."
This covert mission is compromised when Caine develops feelings for the nubile and feisty earthling.
"Geoception", by Earthling Technology, allows players to command and control UAVs and other combat drones in a realistic manner, anywhere in the world.
Written by London resident Faiz Kermani, My Alien Penfriend is a novel for young adult readers about two children living on opposite sides of the galaxy--one earthling, one extraterrestrial--who communicate and forge a strong friendship.
Based on a French novel by Pierre Boulle, both versions of the film follow the exploits of an earthling astronaut who finds himself stranded in a world where humans have been colonized and enslaved by gorillas and apes and chimps--oh my!
In his last album, Earthling, he embraced drum 'n' bass - music which Goldie helped bring into the mainstream.
From left to right, green-skinned lesbians in sexy sci-fi outfits indoctrinate an "Earthling" (read heterosexual) woman into their strange society.
And Gregg declared: "I'm delighted nobody gives us an earthling. Keep writing us off - that's fine.