Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who cringes and fawns; a submissive toady.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who cringes meanly; a fawner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who cringes; a fawner; a sycophant; a shrinking coward.

Etymologies

cringe +‎ -ling (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "The poor cringeling is but a grocer," said I, as we turned in under the archway of the "Rising Sun."

    The Yeoman Adventurer

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