Definition of softling in US English:

softling

noun

  • 1Depreciative. An effeminate or unmanly male; a weakling.

  • 2A soft little thing.

adjective

  • Soft.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in George Joye (1490x95–1553), evangelical author. From soft + -ling.

Pronunciation

softling

/ˈsɒftlɪŋ/