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

Derived forms: fledgelings

See also: fledged, mature

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

Encyclopedia: Fledgeling