daughterling

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A little daughter.

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  • noun archaic An affectionate term for a daughter.

Etymologies

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daughter and the diminutive -ling

Examples

  • So he followed her, little by little, till presently he came in front of her and stopping the way before her in a narrow lane, called out to her, saying, "Harkye, daughterling, art thou a freewoman or a slave?"

    The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume II

  • daughterling” as still but a child, and probably had not yet admitted the notion that others might look on her in a different light: he would speak of what should be done when

    Villette

  • “Mrs. Bretton,” said he: “what am I to do with this daughter or daughterling of mine?

    Villette

  • Then he said to her, "Peace be on thee, O daughterling!

    The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume II

  • "Mrs. Bretton," said he: "what am I to do with this daughter or daughterling of mine?

    Villette

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  • "What am I to do with this . . . daughterling of mine? She neither grows in wisdom nor in stature." Bronte, Villette, chapter xxv.

    April 19, 2011