fledgling

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

Definition of fledgling

  1. 1 :  a young bird just fledged (see fledge 1) a female bird feeding her fledglings

  2. 2 :  an immature or inexperienced person fledgling medical students

  3. 3 :  one that is new a fledgling company

Examples of fledgling in a sentence

  1. a female bird feeding her fledglings

  2. <at hockey he's still a fledgling and needs to work on his basic skating skills>

1830

First Known Use of fledgling

1830


FLEDGLING Defined for English Language Learners

fledgling

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

Definition of fledgling for English Language Learners

  • : a young bird that has just become able to fly

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


FLEDGLING Defined for Kids

fledgling

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noun fledg·ling \ˈflej-liŋ\

Definition of fledgling for Students

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



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