lord·​ling ˈlȯrd-liŋ How to pronounce lordling (audio)
: a little or insignificant lord

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Littlefinger gives Bran the Valyrian steel dagger that the cutthroat attempted to murder the lordling with in Episode 2, along with Littlefinger's version of the story. Rena Gross, Billboard, 7 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lordling was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Lordling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lordling. Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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