lordling

Related to lordling: lording

lord·ling

 (lôrd′lĭng)
n.
A lord regarded as immature or insignificant.

lordling

(ˈlɔːdlɪŋ) or

lordkin

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) rare a young lord

lord•ling

(ˈlɔrd lɪŋ)

n.
a minor, unimportant, or petty lord.
[1225–75]
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"What are you shoving for, young lordling? Don't you see we're all standing still?
Thus, at eighteen, we find him, an English lordling, who could speak no English, and yet who could read and write his native language.
Stand down." He called up the competing lordling again, and asked: "What was the rank and condition of the great-grandmother who con- ferred British nobility upon your great house?"
Tarzan and Taug took to the trees together, the shaggy coat of the fierce ape brushing the sleek skin of the English lordling as they passed through the primeval jungle side by side.
Who doubts that your lordlings may have their 'distinctive cast of form and features' as much as we shire tradesmen have ours?
All hail to the lordlings of high degree, Who live not more happy, though greater than we!
See how the lordlings come to make game of the village girls now, as if we here could not chaff as well as themselves.
By Saint Dunstan, Saint Alfred, Saint Withold, and all the good men in the Saxon calendar, it doth make me mad to see such gay lordlings from over the sea go stepping on the necks of good Saxons who owned this land before ever their great-grandsires chewed rind of brawn!
"You lordlings are not accustomed to hear the truth," Summerlee answered with a bitter smile.
Except for an occasional "lordling," playhouse audiences were not those of the masques.
The unreflecting lordling of his home; Restraint disdaining, nature only heeds; Caprice rules all his unaccounted deeds; Tenacious of his power, power all his own; Revenge unchaind; judicial right unknown; His scene of freedom, (fearless of the floods,) The range of unappropriated woods; Their tennants his, by cunning, prowis, toil; His the spontaneous produce of the soil.
Among the highlights of the biography are ruffian force and cowardly calumny, banquets a midst starvation, Rowan and Mary Wollstonecraft, the Londonderry lordling, and new light on Presbyterian loyalty.