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John suckling

[suhk-ling] /ˈsʌk lɪŋ/

Sir John, 1609–42, English poet.
an infant or young animal that is still taking milk from the mother
a very young child
Sir John. 1609–42, English Cavalier poet and dramatist

mid-15c., “an infant at the breast,” from suck + diminutive suffix -ling. Cf. Middle Dutch sogeling, Dutch zuigeling, German Säugling. Meaning “act of breast-feeding” is attested from 1799.


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