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fledgling

also fledgeling, 1830, "untried" (adj.), in Tennyson; 1846 as a noun meaning "young bird" (one newly fledged); from fledge + diminutive suffix -ling. Of persons, from 1856.

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Definitions of fledgling
1
fledgling (n.)
any new participant in some activity;
Synonyms: newcomer / fledgeling / starter / neophyte / freshman / newbie / entrant
fledgling (n.)
young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying;
Synonyms: fledgeling
2
fledgling (adj.)
(of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers;
a fledgling robin
Synonyms: fledgeling
fledgling (adj.)
young and inexperienced;
a fledgling skier
a fledgling enterprise
Synonyms: unfledged / callow
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