Bantling meaning

băntlĭng
A young child.
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(archaic) A young child; brat.
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(UK dialectal) An infant or young child.
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Origin of bantling

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin uncertain. Perhaps from band(s) (“swaddling clothes”) +‎ -ling, or a modification of German Bänkling (“bastard child”), equivalent to bench +‎ -ling.

    From Wiktionary