halfling

1 of 2

noun

half·​ling
pronunciation at half +lə̇n or liŋ
variants or halflin
-lə̇n
plural -s
1
chiefly Scottish : a half-grown person
2
chiefly Scottish : half of a silver penny

halfling

2 of 2

adjective

"
variants or halflin
"
chiefly Scottish
: not fully grown : immature

Word History

Etymology

Noun

half + -ling

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“Halfling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/halfling. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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