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Adjective: fledgling  flej-ling
  1. (of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers
    "a fledgling robin";
    - fledgeling
     
  2. Young and inexperienced
    "a fledgling enterprise";
    - unfledged, callow
Noun: fledgling  flej-ling
  1. Any new participant in some activity
    - newcomer, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman [N. Amer], newbie, entrant, n00b [non-standard], noob [non-standard], newb [non-standard]
     
  2. Young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying
    - fledgeling

Derived forms: fledglings

See also: fledged, green, inexperienced, inexperient [non-standard], mature, wet behind the ears

Type of: beginner, initiate, novice, rookie, tiro, tyro, young bird

Encyclopedia: Fledgling