Bantling Definition

băntlĭng
noun
A young child.
American Heritage
A young child; brat.
Webster's New World

(UK dialectal) An infant or young child.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Bantling

Noun

Singular:
bantling
Plural:
bantlings

Origin of Bantling

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin unknown

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

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