Definitions

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  • n. A little or insignificant duke.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A little or insignificant duke.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A petty, mean, insignificant, or mock duke.

Etymologies

duke +‎ -ling (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The young dukeling is probably quoting the more memorable passages to his fellows even now with as much world-weary cynicism as he can muster.

    Duet « A Fly in Amber

  • This seems very wicked, very depraved, on the part of these persons, especially the sticking of pins in their bare arms; but even our young dukeling Edgar says --

    The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded

  • Before long (in terms of movie time), in the midst of a dinner party, Georgiana cries out in pain as the incipient noble dukeling slouches towards a birthing.

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