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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.
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fledgling

(ˈflɛdʒlɪŋ) or

fledgeling

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

(ˈflɛdʒ lɪŋ)

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

(flĕj′lĭng)
A young bird that has just grown the feathers needed to fly and is capable of surviving outside the nest.
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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
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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
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fledgling

also fledgeling
noun
One who is just starting to learn or do something:
Slang: rookie.
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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
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fledgling

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

fledgeling [ˈflɛdʒlɪŋ] nuccellino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.