fosterling

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Etymology[edit]

foster +‎ -ling

Noun[edit]

fosterling (plural fosterlings)

  1. a foster child
    • 1904, Unknown, The Cattle-Raid of Cualnge (Tain Bo Cualnge)[1]:
      'We know him indeed, this boy,' said Conall Cernach, 'and we know him none the worse that he is a fosterling of ours.

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