child, orphaned, ragamuffin, foundling, orphaned child, stray, parentless, unparented, waif.
" You must feel rather bewildered, but the fact of the matter is that the lady chances to be the orphan
of a very dear friend, and coming from a country place she has no idea of the cost of things.
My husband's father took me into his home then to bring up; I was an orphan.
As the ship was wrecked and he was never heard from again, it seemed that Rosemary was an orphan,
dependent upon her grandmother and aunt.