fledgling


fledg·ling

noun, 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

1
:  a young bird just fledged
2
:  an immature or inexperienced person
3
:  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

1830

Other Birds Terms

aerie, bunting, clutch, covey, hackle, ratite, rictus, ruff, skein, zygodactyl

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