Definitions

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  • noun a clerk, emphasizing his insignificance or young age

Etymologies

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From clerk +‎ -ling.

Examples

  • Una stood with a hulking man pressing as close to her side as he dared, and a dapper clerkling squeezed against her breast.

    The Job An American Novel

  • A little after, he sent a lad, as he were the priest's clerkling that had confessed her, to the lady to ask if she wot of were come thither again.

    The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

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