Definition of suckling noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsʌklɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌklɪŋ//
(old-fashioned) Babies
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  • a baby or young animal that is still drinking milk from its mother See related entries: Babies
  • Word OriginMiddle English: from the verb suck + -ling.Idioms
    out of the mouths of babes (and sucklings)
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    (saying) used when a small child has just said something that seems very wise or clever
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: suckling

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