Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A needy person.
  • v. Present participle of needle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A needy person; a person who is in want.
  • n. Needlework.
  • n. The process of using a surgical needle.

Etymologies

From need +‎ -ling. (Wiktionary)
From needle +‎ -ing. (Wiktionary)

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