Definitions of fledgeling
  1. noun
    young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying
    synonyms: fledgling
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    type of:
    young bird
    a bird that is still young
  2. adjective
    (of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers
    synonyms: fledgling
    fledged, mature
    (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination
  3. noun
    any new participant in some activity
    synonyms: entrant, fledgling, freshman, neophyte, newbie, newcomer, starter
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    enlistee, recruit
    any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)
    type of:
    beginner, initiate, novice, tiro, tyro
    someone new to a field or activity
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