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fledgling

fledg·ling (fledge·ling)

fledgling (fledgeling)

 
 
pronunciation:
flej lIng
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a young bird that has just grown flight feathers or learned to fly.
Some of the fledglings seemed reluctant to fly from the nest.
definition 2: an inexperienced or young person.
She was just a fledgling in the business and had a lot to learn.
similar words:
novice