gorlin

noun
gor·​lin | \ ˈgȯrlə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of gorlin

1 dialectal, British : an unfledged bird
2 dialectal, British : a callow immature person

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History and Etymology for gorlin

English dialect gor unfledged bird + -lin (alteration of -ling)

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“Gorlin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gorlin. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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