Definitions

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  • n. Someone born on a leap day, the 29th of February.

Etymologies

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leap +‎ -ling (from leap year)

Examples

  • In Taiwan, for example, the legal birthday of a leapling is 28th February in common years, so a Taiwanese leapling born on Feb 29, 1980 would have legally reached 18 years on Feb 28, 1998.

    Leap Day Superstitions Rock Gender Roles

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  • A person born on February 29th - yes, there's a word for everything.

    April 14, 2007