Part of speech: adjective

Just fledged; hence, little known, as a young poet.

Part of speech: noun

A young bird just fledged. fledgeling.

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Usage examples "fledgling":

  1. He spoke of the Fledgling. - "Dan Merrithew", Lawrence Perry.
  2. Laurence had gotten his first brief, and we two older fellows were somewhat like two old birds fluttering over an adventurous fledgling. - "Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man", Marie Conway Oemler.
  3. The veriest fledgling in psychical science will now sit and discourse finically to you about the reporting powers of the mind in its trance state- just as though it was something quite new! - "The Purple Cloud", M.P. Shiel.