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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."
You can't cycle, brake, gawk at the younglings, manoeuvre, ring the bell and show off the bike all at the same time.
All stars have aligned for the talented younglings. In this particular rehearsal, their music teachers Garche Tura-Crodua and Bethel Batayo are both their audience and co-musicians Catherine Zulueta takes her place by the piano to provide the melody and Espinosa, leading the ensemble, tap-tap-taps her two sticks for a sustained metronomic beat.
Because the younglings may feel that no one will understand what they are going through.
Just like the Jedi 'younglings' groomed to protect queen-turned-senator Amidala ?
Our fields are full of younglings and you have given us no water.
As a warm-up to the stunt, former British fencing champion Nick Payne will give younglings in the crowd tips on how to fight with lightsabers.
Not long later, they nest, younglings hatch, scuttle
Now whether I'm acting or producing or writing about his works, or visiting a school to workshop with younglings, I try to come up with exciting ways for folk to give his stuff a second chance.
I can barely cope with being responsible for the welfare of two children, play dates give me such a stressy head it's all I can do not to reach for the valium seven minutes in, and being in charge of a substantial gathering of younglings during my kids' birthday parties - which is for the sum total of two hours, twice annually - gives me heart palpitations.
A Jedi knight in training under the watchful tutelage of his uncle Luke, Ben in a fit of rage killed all the Jedi younglings before he left to join the First Order, seduced to the dark side by Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis), a pruny-but-imposing figure who is powerful in the dark side of the Force.
WHEN PARENTS CURTAIL their kids' independence, they're not just depriving the younglings of childhood fun.