Fledgling



[flej-ling] /ˈflɛdʒ lɪŋ/

noun
1.
a young bird just .
2.
an inexperienced person.
adjective
3.
young, new, or inexperienced:
a fledgling diver.
/ˈflɛdʒlɪŋ/
noun
1.
a young bird that has just fledged
2.

1830 (adj.), 1846 as a noun meaning “young bird,” from fledge + diminutive suffix -ling. Of persons, from 1856.
fledgling
(flěj’lĭng)
A young bird that has just grown the feathers needed to fly and is capable of surviving outside the nest.

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