fledgling fledgling  /f ˈlɛdʒ lɪŋ/


  1. (n) any new participant in some activity
  2. (n) young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying
  3. (adj) (of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers
  4. (adj) young and inexperienced


  1. Flush with the spoils of capitalism, China's fledgling multimillionaires are living large.
  2. Flush with the spoils of capitalism, China's fledgling multimillionaires are living large.
  3. They traveled all over the world as pioneer aviator-explorers, mapping air routes for the fledgling airline industry.


  1. Webb delivers best outing as a young pro

    Mt. MORRIS, Pa. — Cooper Webb registered the most consistent outing of his fledgling professional career this past weekend at the GEICO High Point National.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Topsail Voice

  2. Fledgling Harvard hawks taking flight on campus

    A fledgling red-tailed hawk is preparing to make it's first flight from the nest atop Harvard's Maxwell Dworkin building....        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. Giant Springs owls family nestling into new home

    Call it a fledgling effort. Giant Springs State Park has been home to great horned owls for years and years, and state wildlife officials would like to keep it that way.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Great Falls Tribune


  1. Blair said there were "elements of the government of Iran, openly supporting terrorism in Iraq to stop a fledgling democratic process; trying to turn out a democratic government in Lebanon; flaunting the international community's desire for peace in...
    on Dec 20, 2006 By: Tony Blair Source: Salon

  2. "A decade?s worth of music file-sharing and swiping has made clear that the people it hurts are the creators -- in this case, the young, fledgling songwriters who can?t live off ticket and T-shirt sales like the least sympathetic among us," Bono...
    on Jan 2, 2010 By: Bono Source: AFP

  3. "Now you've got a fledgling democratic government (in Pakistan). We have to support their efforts to democratise," Obama said.
    on Nov 1, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Hindustan Times

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