bantling

noun
bant·​ling | \ ˈbant-liŋ How to pronounce bantling (audio) \

Definition of bantling

: a very young child

First Known Use of bantling

1593, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bantling

perhaps modification of German Bänkling bastard, from Bank bench, from Old High German — more at bench

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“Bantling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bantling. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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