Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who is absorbed by worldly pursuits and pleasures.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a mundane person, preoccupied with worldly matters rather then spiritual affairs

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A person whose soul is set upon gaining temporal possessions; one devoted to this world and its enjoyments.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is worldly; one devoted to the affairs and interests of this life.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an inhabitant of the earth
  • n. a person absorbed by the concerns and interests and pleasures of the present world

Etymologies

From world +‎ -ling. (Wiktionary)

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