Weanling definition

wēnlĭng
A newly weaned child or young animal.
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A weaned racehorse that is less than one year old.
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Newly weaned.
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A child or young animal that has just been weaned.
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Recently weaned.
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A newly weaned child or young animal.
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Newly weaned.
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Any young mammal that has been recently weaned.
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Specifically, a human child that has been recently weaned.

In developing countries, weanlings are most at risk of malnutrition.

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Specifically, a young horse that has been weaned from its mother, but is less than one year old (usually 5-12 months old).

The weanling was sold to the local horse dealer.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
weanling
Plural:
weanlings

Origin of weanling

  • wean +"Ž -ling

    From Wiktionary