Meaning of fatling in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfatlɪŋ/


  • A young animal that has been fattened in readiness for slaughter.

    ‘The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.’
    • ‘Neville was my pet only until he gained sufficient flesh to warrant his slaughter, and whether the fatling nourished the leopard or our household made little difference.’