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foster son

  1. a boy raised like one's own son, though not such by birth or adoption.
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Origin of foster son

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for foster son

Historical Examples

  • "I am Paris, the foster-son of Agelaus the herdsman," he answered.

    Children of the Dawn

    Elsie Finnimore Buckley

  • Then it was not your foster-son's admiration of Cicero that caused his death?

  • If he does not teach him his handicraft, that foster-son may return to the house of his father.

    Archology and the Bible

    George A. Barton

  • Heidreker was afterwards in Russia, and the son of the king was his foster-son.

    The Fairy Mythology

    Thomas Keightley

  • Biorn's foster-son is worth speaking about; what have you done with him?

    The Vinland Champions

    Ottilie A. Liljencrantz