Definition of fatherling in English:

fatherling

Pronunciation /ˈfɑːðəlɪŋ/

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noun

rare
  • A term of contempt for: a father.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in James Ussher (1581–1656), Church of Ireland archbishop of Armagh and scholar. From father + -ling.