world·​ling | \ ˈwər(-ə)ld-liŋ How to pronounce worldling (audio) , ˈwərl-liŋ\

Definition of worldling

: a person engrossed in the concerns of this present world

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Art worldlings who harbor resentments against Conceptualism and the necessity of reading labels to understand art will find Broodthaers a trial. Holland Cotter, New York Times, "“Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective,”," 11 Feb. 2016

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1549, in the meaning defined above

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