English - Etymology
found +â -ling
English - Noun
An abandoned child, left by its parent(s), often a baby left at a convent or similar safe place.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling.
- 1776, Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations,
- 1794, Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason (Part I),