One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Denoting someone that has a specified family connection through fostering.‘foster-parent’‘foster-child’
- 1.1 Involving or concerned with fostering a child.‘foster care’
- 1.1 Involving or concerned with fostering a child.
Foster-father, foster-mother, foster-child, and foster-brother all date from Old English. Foster-mother has also been used to mean a wet nurse, her husband being foster-father to the child she fed, and a foster-brother or -sister one reared at the same breast.
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