from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A young person, animal, or plant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. young; youthful
- n. A youth; a youngster; a young animal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A young person; a youth; also, any animal in its early life.
- adj. Young; youthful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A young person; a youth or child.
- n. Any young thing, as an animal, a plant, etc.; anything immature, undeveloped, or recent.
- n. A novice; a new-comer; a beginner.
- Youthful; young.
From Middle English, from Old English ġeongling ("a youth"), from Proto-Germanic *jungalingaz (“youngling”), equivalent to young + -ling. Cognate with Dutch jongeling ("a youngster"), German Jüngling ("a youth"), Icelandic unglingur ("teenager, youth"), Swedish Yngling (a youth, kid). More at young. (Wiktionary)