Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A lord regarded as immature or insignificant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A little or diminutive lord: used commonly in a derogatory or contemptuous sense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A little or insignificant lord.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An unimportant or petty lord.
  • noun A young lord.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From lord +‎ -ling.

Examples

  • This lordling was ready to wed his bride — the girl he had known and succoured throughout their joint lives — simply because she was rich and the lordling was a pauper.

    Lady Anna

  • This lordling was ready to wed his bride -- the girl he had known and succoured throughout their joint lives -- simply because she was rich and the lordling was a pauper.

    Lady Anna

  • An English ultra tory is what we believe has usually been meant and understood in Canada by the unqualified term tory; that is, a lordling in power, a tyrant in politics, and a bigot in religion.

    The Story of My Life Being Reminiscences of Sixty Years' Public Service in Canada

  • In Vlad's storied, ten-volume adventures, he goes from street-punk to crime-boss to lordling to political operative, embroiled in a magnificently realized fantasy world that leaps off the page with a fascinating poleconomy, literary tradition, spirituality and history ancient and modern.

    Boing Boing

  • When a local lordling sets his sights on the horses belonging to the Rom, Chali, Kevin, and a young man from the mysterious Horseclans named Daiv must do what they can to save the Rom and the horses they love.

    Short Story Break: Lackey & Bull « A Working Title

  • “You look disapproving, young Siovalese country lordling.”

    Songs of Love & Death

  • I WAS A Siovalese country lordling, and I knew mountains.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • Some calf-eyed Siovalese lordling swanning around in fine silk robes, his hair strewn about his shoulders, droning on about spring-fed mountain lakes, dreaming of meadows and tall, nodding flowers, oh yes, fulsome heads bent tenderly on their slender stalks…

    Songs of Love & Death

  • I WAS A Siovalese country lordling, and I knew mountains.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • Some calf-eyed Siovalese lordling swanning around in fine silk robes, his hair strewn about his shoulders, droning on about spring-fed mountain lakes, dreaming of meadows and tall, nodding flowers, oh yes, fulsome heads bent tenderly on their slender stalks…

    Songs of Love & Death

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