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1Forming nouns from nouns (such as hireling, sapling).
2Forming nouns from adjectives and adverbs (such as darling, sibling, underling).
3Forming diminutive words.‘gosling’
- 3.1Often with depreciatory reference.‘princeling’
- 3.1Often with depreciatory reference.
Old English; -ling (sense 3) from Old Norse.
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