tenderling

noun

ten·​der·​ling
ˈtendə(r)liŋ,
-lēŋ
plural -s
1
archaic
a
: one who has been coddled : one who is weak or effeminate
b
: a little child
2
: one of the budding antlers of a deer

Word History

Etymology

tender entry 1 + -ling

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“Tenderling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenderling. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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