1. [ noun ] any new participant in some activity
Synonyms: newcomer freshman neophyte starter entrant newbie fledgeling
Related terms: novice recruit originate
2. [ adjective ] young and inexperienced
Synonyms: unfledged

"a fledgling enterprise" "a fledgling skier" "an unfledged lawyer"

Related terms: inexperienced
3. [ adjective ] of a young bird just having acquired its flight feathers
Synonyms: fledgeling

"a fledgling robin"

Related terms: fledged
4. [ noun ] (zoology) young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying
Synonyms: fledgeling
Related terms: young_bird
Similar spelling:   fledgeling