(noun, adjective)


1. (of a young bird) having acquired its flight feathers

- a fledgling robin

Similar word(s): fledged, mature, fledgeling

2. young and inexperienced

- a fledgling enterprise

- a fledgling skier

- an unfledged lawyer

Similar word(s): inexperienced, inexperient, callow, unfledged


1. any new participant in some activity

Similar word(s): entrant, fledgeling, freshman, neophyte, newbie, newcomer, starter

Definition categories: person, beginner, initiate, novice, tiro, tyro

2. young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying

Similar word(s): fledgeling

Definition categories: animal