bud·​ding ˈbə-diŋ How to pronounce budding (audio)
: being in an early stage of development
budding novelists

Examples of budding in a Sentence

her budding career as a lawyer the budding romance between the coworkers was the talk of the office
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of budding was circa 1586

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“Budding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/budding. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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