fledgling Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “fledgling” - English Dictionary

"fledgling" in American English

See all translations

fledglingadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈfledʒ·lɪŋ/
new and not experienced: Still in his teens, he pursued his fledgling career in journalism.
(Definition of fledgling from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

(Definition of fledgling from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fledgling" in Business English

See all translations

fledglingadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈfledʒlɪŋ/ us   also fledgeling
a fledgling company or industry is a fairly new one with little experience in a business activity: Many fledgling companies need financial assistance. One of those fledgeling industries in the area is tourism. a fledgling airline/brewery/bank
used for talking about someone who is just starting a particular type of job: She was able to help him in his fledgling career. a fledgling designer/developer/filmmaker
(Definition of fledgling from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fledgling?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“fledgling” in Business English

More meanings of “fledgling”

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day


a narrow beam of light, heat, etc. travelling in a straight line from its place of origin

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More