unfledged

adjective

un·​fledged ˌən-ˈflejd How to pronounce unfledged (audio)
1
: not feathered : not ready for flight
2
: not fully developed : immature
an unfledged writer

Example Sentences

the kind of mistake in judgment that an unfledged youth could be expected to make

Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unfledged was in 1602

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Cite this Entry

“Unfledged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfledged. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

unfledged

adjective

un·​fledged ˌən-ˈflejd How to pronounce unfledged (audio)
ˈən-
1
: not feathered or ready for flight
2
: not fully developed
: immature
an unfledged writer
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