nursling

noun

nurs·​ling ˈnərs-liŋ How to pronounce nursling (audio)
plural nurslings
1
: one that is solicitously cared for
2
: a nursing child

Word History

First Known Use

1557, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of nursling was in 1557

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Cite this Entry

“Nursling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nursling. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

nursling

noun
nurs·​ling ˈnər-sliŋ How to pronounce nursling (audio)
1
: one that is tended with special care
2
: a nursing child

Medical Definition

nursling

noun
nurs·​ling ˈnər-sliŋ How to pronounce nursling (audio)
: a nursing child

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