- Sir John,1609–42, English poet.
- an infant or young animal that is still taking milk from the mother
- a very young child
- Sir John. 1609–42, English Cavalier poet and dramatist
mid-15c., “an infant at the breast,” from suck + diminutive suffix -ling. Cf. Middle Dutch sogeling, Dutch zuigeling, German Säugling. Meaning “act of breast-feeding” is attested from 1799.