firstling

noun
first·​ling | \ ˈfərst-liŋ How to pronounce firstling (audio) \

Definition of firstling

1 : the first of a class or kind
2 : the first offspring or result of something

First Known Use of firstling

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Firstling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/firstling. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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