Meaning of lordling in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlɔːdlɪŋ/


archaic, mainly derogatory
  • A minor lord.

    ‘lordlings do not argue with the Prince of Wales’
    • ‘As political authority in the West fragmented, the Gothic kings continued and extended this system, and their lordlings under them did likewise.’
    • ‘For that matter, most of the local lordlings would have fits if the army intruded upon their private domains.’
    • ‘They assumed the identities of barbarian lordlings, and united the Republic's enemies against them.’
    • ‘Glancing at himself, it suddenly dawned on the swordsman that he looked like a lordling.’
    • ‘He looked at me, ‘Have you made your choice yet, lordling?’’