Part of speech: noun

An infant.

Part of speech: noun

A young child; infant; youth.

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Usage examples "bantling":

  1. Yet by- and- by they'll bring the bantling here, And lay it at our door. - "The Comedies of Terence", Publius Terentius Afer.
  2. It is more than probable that 'Boz' felt a little elated by the reception accorded by the public to the 'dramatic bantling, ' but as time progressed he realised that the somewhat unfavourable comments of the critics were not entirely devoid of truth. - "The Poems and Verses of Charles Dickens", Charles Dickens.
  3. You shall carry the bantling, and I will take the lanthorn. - "Shanty the Blacksmith; A Tale of Other Times", Mrs. Sherwood [AKA: Mrs. Mary Martha Sherwood].