pleegkind

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Germanic; from plegen (to care for) +‎ kind (child), perfectly parallel to cognate German Pflegekind

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: pleeg‧kind

Noun[edit]

pleegkind n (plural pleegkinderen, diminutive pleegkindje n)

  1. A foster child, which is neither biological nor adoptive offspring but raised rather as if, temporarily or indefinitely

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