Meaning of “earthling” in the English Dictionary


"earthling" in English

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earthlingnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɜːθ.lɪŋ/ us /ˈɝːθ.lɪŋ/

Examples from literature

  • Analysis of their atmosphere might show a great hazard to earthlings, one making it impossible to land or requiring years of research to overcome. 
  • How can we know the actual number of earthlings that are sceptics? 
  • If the God of these earthlings bothers not about them, why should they trouble about God? 
  • It is a bright day, and the Martian is aware of a head-ache brought on by the effort to understand the ways of earthlings, and therefore decides to drive through the city streets. 
  • Later analysis would tell whether earthlings would need oxygen-helmet suits such as we plan to use on the moon. 

(Definition of “earthling” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)