fosterling


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fosterling

(ˈfɒstəlɪŋ)
n
(Law) a less common word for foster child
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fosterling - a child who is raised by foster parents
child, kid, minor, nipper, tiddler, youngster, tike, shaver, small fry, nestling, fry, tyke - a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
foster daughter, foster-daughter - someone who is raised as a daughter although not related by birth
foster son, foster-son - someone who is raised as a son although not related by birth
References in classic literature ?
Now I laughed shrilly, desiring to try the heart of Umslopogaas, my fosterling, yet further.
Alarmed by the cry of her fosterling, the nurse ran to him and found his cheeks scored by their rigid claws.
moves from Ward's ward to Morris's spiritual fosterling.
Thankless fosterling, outlaw, slayer of your friend, thief of love, usurper of Nargothrond, captain foolhardy, and deserter of your kin.
As children, they were inseparable: Aurelie, the princess-heir of Jocondagne; Netta, her companion; Garin, a fosterling from the nearby island nation of Skoe; and Loic, a river drac of the mystical fae.
Yeah, we keep the house lights turned off, and we freeze at night," said a grinning John Fosterling, who shares the house with Novotny and Novotny's mom, Jean.
The host-parasite relationship has developed to the extent that cuckoo fosterlings imitate the vocalization of their host, thereby further encouraging the host parent to nurture the fosterling to maturity.