foundling

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noun found·ling \ ˈfau̇n(d)-liŋ \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of foundling

:an infant found after its unknown parents have abandoned it

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Origin and Etymology of foundling

Middle English fundelyng, foundlynge, from funde, founde, founden (past participle of finden "to 1find") + -lyng, -lynge 1-ling


FOUNDLING Defined for English Language Learners

foundling

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Definition of foundling for English Language Learners

  • : a baby that is found after being left by its parents


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foundling

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noun found·ling \ ˈfau̇n-(d)liŋ \

medical Definition of foundling

:an infant found after its unknown parents have abandoned it

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