Definitions for fledglingˈflɛdʒ lɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fledg•lingˈflɛdʒ lɪŋ(n.)

  1. a young bird that has recently fledged.

    Category: Ornithology

  2. an inexperienced person.

  3. (adj.)young or inexperienced.

Origin of fledgling:

1820–30

Princeton's WordNet

  1. newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman, newbie, entrant(noun)

    any new participant in some activity

  2. fledgling, fledgeling(adj)

    young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying

  3. fledgling(a), fledgeling(a)(adj)

    (of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers

    "a fledgling robin"

  4. fledgling, unfledged, callow(adj)

    young and inexperienced

    "a fledgling enterprise"; "a fledgling skier"; "an unfledged lawyer"

Wiktionary

  1. fledgling(Noun)

    A young bird which has just developed its flight feathers (notably wings).

  2. fledgling(Noun)

    An immature, nau00EFve and/or inexperienced person.

  3. fledgling(Adjective)

    untried or inexperienced

  4. Origin: From fledge 'prepare for flying' + diminutive suffix -ling

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