Definition of “fledgling” - English Dictionary

“fledgling” in American English

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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)

“fledgling” in Business English

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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)