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foster brother

  1. a boy brought up with another child of different parents.
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Origin of foster brother

before 1000; Middle English; Old English fōster brōthor
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Examples from the Web for foster brother

Historical Examples of foster brother

  • "And that's a lie," Gene amended, with the frankness of a foster-brother.

    Good Indian

    B. M. Bower

  • The E. Your foster-brother will act as your substitute there.

  • When he died, the care of the property was confided to Jeanbernat, a foster-brother of the Comte.

    A Zola Dictionary

    J. G. Patterson

  • He was, as I have already written, my father's foster-brother.

    The Strolling Saint

    Raphael Sabatini

  • Nurse's son lives on that common: he was papa's foster-brother.

    The Fairchild Family

    Mary Martha Sherwood