Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A soft, effeminate person; a voluptuary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A soft, effeminate person; a voluptuary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sybarite; a voluptuary.

Etymologies

soft +‎ -ling (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He was not an easy man to the tenants, but I did not particularly want a softling, you understand.

    Antony Gray,—Gardener

  • If he was the sort of softling who could not stand up under life's discipline because it was uncomfortable or unpleasant, then no power on earth could hold him to accomplishment.

    Bambi

  • And nip each softling of a wee white mouse, {10} ` Weke, weke ', that's crept to keep him company!

    An Introduction to the Study of Robert Browning's Poetry

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