Definitions

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  • n. a foster child

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A foster child.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A f oster-child.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a child who is raised by foster parents

Etymologies

foster +‎ -ling (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Secca wondered if the fosterling were a daughter of Ytrude, but decided against asking as she followed her guide up the wide polished wooden steps to the second level.

    The Shadow Sorceress

  • He collected Deefer, sent a fosterling for Dag, wanted to know where Oklina was, and did not question Desdra's continued presence when she and Oklina arrived together.

    Artichoke

  • Student was as good a term as any, since Kinor was neither fosterling nor page.

    Darksong Rising

  • Then her eyes went back to the redheaded fosterling across the table from her.

    The Spellsong War

  • That had been one reason why Anna had invited the little redhead to Falcor as a fosterling, at an age far younger than Anna herself thought generally advisable.

    The Spellsong War

  • The players, led by a page or fosterling of some sort in faded maroon, followed, Kaseth almost beside Liende.

    The Spellsong War

  • Anna tried to struggle into more of a sitting position, and her blonde fosterling " Lord Geansor's daughter " adjusted the pillows behind her.

    The Spellsong War

  • I'm following him, I am going to help him and my fosterling, just as I should have when he first ran away, and the Lair can just find itself another shaman.

    The Elvenbane

  • I've told them that's where I lived, and I said I was a fosterling, but I never mentioned you or Alara.

    The Elvenbane

  • You have functions and responsibilities, and there are those among us who think you might have wasted some of the time you could have spent on fulfilling those duties in tending this fosterling of yours.

    The Elvenbane

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