calling etymology

English word calling comes from English landlubber, English call

Detailed word origin of calling

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
call English (eng) (baseball, cricket) (of a fielder): To shout to other fielders that he intends to take a catch (thus avoiding collisions).. (cricket) (of a batsman): To shout directions to the other batsman on whether or not they should take a run.. (heading) To name, identify or describe.. (heading) To use one's voice.. (heading, intransitive) To visit.. (heading, sport) Direct or indirect use of the [...]
calling English (eng) A job or occupation.. A strong urge to become religious.

Words with the same origin as calling

Descendants of landlubber