noun ten·der·ling \ˈtendə(r)liŋ, -lēŋ\

Definition of tenderling



  1. 1 archaic a :  one who has been coddled :  one who is weak or effeminate b :  a little child

  2. 2 :  one of the budding antlers of a deer

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Origin and Etymology of tenderling

1tender + -ling

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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