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Definition of "fledgling" []

  • A young bird that has recently acquired its flight feathers. (noun)
  • A young or inexperienced person. (noun)
  • New and untried or inexperienced: a fledgling enterprise. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fledgling" in a sentence
  • "The site is in fledgling stages, so info and photos are lacking a bit, but I do think this site needs to branch out into sweetwater."
  • "LONDON — Police increased their guard around Buckingham Palace and other landmarks Wednesday as security officials monitored what they described as a fledgling terror plot to wage Mumbai-style shooting sprees or other attacks on Britain, France or Germany."
  • "Lest anyone suspect that her head was turned by the exhilarating successes of the past year, however, she called her fledgling venture Abishag Productions."