fosterling [faw-ster-ling, fos-ter-] ExamplesWord Origin noun
Origin of fosterling before 1000; Middle English; Old English fōstorling. See, Examples from the Web for fosterling Historical Examples of fosterling
Lie you down and sleep, my fosterling, for I have much to do in the hours of darkness.
H. Rider Haggard
“I shall never master that hard art,” lamented his fosterling.
Nevertheless, when her fosterling fed her kindly from her abundance they naysaid it not.
The monster is the fosterling of Hera in the Homeric hymn, and the bane of flocks and herds.
Ye whose hands are clean of the blood of Horwendil, pity your fosterling, be moved by my calamities.
Saxo Grammaticus (“Saxo the Learned”)
British Dictionary definitions for fosterling fosterling noun
- a less common word for