foundlingnoun [ C ]uk /ˈfaʊnd.lɪŋ/ us /ˈfaʊnd.lɪŋ/ old-fashioned
Examples from literature
- Besides, deformed and ailing children were cared for and homes for foundlings were established.
- I am only a foundling who fell into kind hands.
- I have a strong fatherly instinct and all the foundlings are foisted on me.
- I was a foundling.
- Then you do not think of putting her in a foundling hospital or a workhouse, nephew, as you proposed last night? said Mrs. Margaret, with a smile.