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.
Hegel, one of the main representatives of the philosophy of German idealism that conceptualized the global realm as an interdependent system of systems long before any of today's scientific literature did so, has been put almost out of the market by his fosterlings Marx and Feuerbach.
On April 24 the steam engine rolled through the gates of Basel with all the lively and cheerful children and their attendants and brought us the cherished fosterlings, who from now on had been entrusted with our love and care by the Lord.