Fledgling is defined as a young bird, organization, person or other entity that is just beginning or just forming.
A company that has just opened its doors and gone into business is an example of a fledgling.
- a young bird just fledged
- a young, inexperienced person
recent and, hence, characterized by immaturity, inexperience, etc.: a fledgling company
Also Chiefly Brit.fledge′ling
- A young bird that has left the nest and has usually acquired flight feathers, but is often not yet able to fly.
- A young or inexperienced person.
New and untried or inexperienced: a fledgling enterprise.
From fledge 'prepare for flying' + diminutive suffix -ling