fos·​ter·​ling ˈfȯ-stər-liŋ How to pronounce fosterling (audio)
: a foster child

Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fosterling was before the 12th century

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“Fosterling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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