Definition of foundling
: an infant found after its unknown parents have abandoned it
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During an avid discussion with the authorities about whether Anjum can take in another foundling, someone else makes off with the baby.
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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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