noun, fledg·ling often attributive \ˈflej-liŋ\

: a young bird that has just become able to fly

: someone or something that is getting started in a new activity

Full Definition of FLEDGLING

:  a young bird just fledged
:  an immature or inexperienced person
:  one that is new <a fledgling company>

Examples of FLEDGLING

  1. a female bird feeding her fledglings
  2. <at hockey he's still a fledgling and needs to work on his basic skating skills>

First Known Use of FLEDGLING


Other Birds Terms

aerie, bunting, clutch, covey, hackle, ratite, rictus, ruff, skein, zygodactyl
FLEDGLING Defined for Kids


noun fledg·ling \ˈflej-liŋ\

Definition of FLEDGLING for Kids

:  a young bird that has just grown the feathers needed to fly


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