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orphanage

[ awr-fuh-nij ]
/ ˈɔr fə nɪdʒ /
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noun

an institution for the housing and care of orphans.
the state of being an orphan; orphanhood.
Archaic. orphans collectively.

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Origin of orphanage

First recorded in 1530–40; orphan + -age
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British Dictionary definitions for orphanage

orphanage
/ (ˈɔːfənɪdʒ) /

noun

an institution for orphans and abandoned children
the state of being an orphan
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