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starveling

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noun starve·ling \ˈstärv-liŋ\

Definition of starveling

  1. :  one that is thin from or as if from lack of food

First Known Use of starveling

1546


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starveling

adjective starve·ling

Definition of starveling

  1. :  being a starveling; also :  marked by poverty or inadequacy starveling wages

First Known Use of starveling

1578


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