Definition of Gadling

1. n. See Gad, n., 4.



2. a. Gadding about.

3. n. A roving vagabond.

Definition of Gadling

1. Noun. roving vagabond; one who roams ¹

2. Noun. A man of humble condition; a fellow; a low fellow; lowborn; originally comrade or companion, in a good sense, but later used in reproach ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gadling

1. a vagabond [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gadling

1. See Gad. Origin: Gad, n. + -ling. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gadling

gadgetry
gadgets
gadgety
gadgie
gadgies
gadhelic
gadi
gadic
gadid
gadids
gadiform
gadine
gadis
gadje
gadjes
gadling (current term)
gadlings
gadman
gadmen
gadobenic acid
gadodiamide
gadoid
gadoid fish
gadoids
gadoleic
gadoleic acid
gadolinia
gadolinian
gadolinic
gadolinite

Literary usage of Gadling

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1. The Hengwrt Ms of Chaucer's Canterbury Talesby Geoffrey Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer (1879)
"... goth to shame And f er-fore haue fou goddes curs brother by thyn name 100 Than spake his brother fat rape was of roes Stand stille gadling and hold fi ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"106. gadling'Jt (gad'ling), ». and a. [Appar. a particular use of ... Wyatt, The Jealous Man. gadling^t. "• [<ffn</1 + -ím.(71.] Same as 0a«"1, 2. II. a. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"A gadling See A-gade. GADER. To gather. Palsgrave. ... A long pole with an iron crook attached to it. Somerset. gadling. A vagabond. (//. ..."

4. The Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare (1901)
"I am no worse gadling than thee Pardee ne no worse wight, But born I was of a lady And gotten of a knight. ..."

5. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1857)
"GAD-HOOK, s. A long pole with an iron crook. Somerset. GADING, ~[s. A going about ; a GADDING, /pilgrimage. gadling, s. (Л.-З.') Л worthless vagabond. ..."

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