AskDefine | Define foundling

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foundling n : a child who has been abandoned and whose parents are unknown [syn: abandoned infant]

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found (a form of to find) + -ling


  1. an abandoned child, left by its parent(s), often a baby left at a convent or similar safe place.

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bonus, buried treasure, castaway, castoff, derelict, discard, discovery, dogie, find, finding, flotsam, flotsam and jetsam, gravy, jetsam, junk, lagan, orphan, outcast, refuse, reject, rubbish, stray, trash, treasure trove, trouvaille, trove, waif, waifs, waifs and strays, wastrel, windfall, windfall money, windfall profit
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