EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FOUNDLING
I can put it for you in a breath--I am an English gentleman; you are a Dutch foundling!
It was she who brought up the two foundling children, Marjolin and Cadine.
The child was left at the Foundling Hospital in my presence.
And he certainly has a lad from the Foundling, of the age you mention, at his place.
For might not the kitten, he thought, be more than Peggy's foundling be the other Thing disguised?
He brought me to the foundling asylum, where I was inscribed as No. 37.
The Foundling had become quite a pet charity with Parliament and people.
Indeed, so disrespectful is he that I sometimes wonder if he is not a foundling.
And now, that I am out of the Foundling, we must not travel quite so fast.
They steal from others, and are not very likely therefore to leave them at the Foundling.
"deserted infant," c.1300, from Middle English founden "found," past participle of finden (see find (v.)) + diminutive suffix -ling. Cf. Dutch vondeling, German Findling.