Also found in: Legal, Wikipedia.


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.
The dead whale wasn't a youngling either as its teeth were yellow and worn.
Countering such suggestions, the post-Darwinian double-aspect theory which Professor Robert Kunzendorf s introduces in the first chapter of his monograph "On the Evolution of Conscious Sensation, Conscious Imagination, and Consciousness of Self" points to evolutionary functions of certain sensations, youngling vivid images, and self-consciousness.
Wan February with weeping cheer, Whose cold hand guides the youngling year Down misty roads of mire and rime, Before thy pale and fitful face The shrill wind shifts the clouds apace Through skies the morning scarce may climb.
This massif is mainly composed of crystalline rocks and can be divided into three different belts (geotectonic provinces) with a well-defined outboard youngling pattern from east to west: Sierra Nevada, Sevilla and Santa Marta.
It was on January 13, 2011 when the youngling Geo News reporter was gunned down in Liaquatabad neighborhood of this volatile metropolis on his way back home from office.
Yet despite his extra efforts, it was youngling Martha who came top due to her precision, while Diana's thin bake saw her fall to the back of the bunch - gutting really, as we love her home cook ethos, and skirt and trainers combo.
Not a youngling who'll put up with virtually anything in pursuit of a "good time".
One of those afternoons I heard a plaintive bleat from down the wooded slope, and finally saw a youngling goat emerge from the box elders.
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.