Definition of


  1. (noun, act) feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
  2. (noun, animal) a young mammal that has not been weaned
  3. (noun, person) an infant considered in relation to its nurse
  4. (noun, person) English poet and courtier (1609-1642)

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Alternate forms of Suckling

Hypernyms: alimentation, babe, baby, feeding, infant, young mammal

Origin of the word Suckling

  1. c.1440, "an infant at the breast," from suck + dim. suffix -ling. Cf. M.Du. sogeling, Du. zuigeling, Ger. S?ugling. Meaning "act of breast-feeding" is attested from 1799. more

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