Etymology
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yearling (n.)

"animal a year old or in its second year," mid-15c., from year + -ling. Year-old (n.) in this sense is from 1530s.

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Definitions of yearling

yearling (n.)
a young child;
Synonyms: toddler / tot / bambino
yearling (n.)
a racehorse considered one year old until the second Jan. 1 following its birth;
yearling (n.)
an animal in its second year;
From wordnet.princeton.edu