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Oxford dictionary definition of the word waif:
a homeless, neglected, or abandoned person, especially a child:
she is foster-mother to various waifs and strays
a person who appears thin or poorly nourished:
skimpily clad waifs pranced down the catwalk
an abandoned pet animal.
late Middle English: from an Anglo-Norman French variant of Old Northern French gaif, probably of Scandinavian origin. Early use was often in waif and stray, as a legal term denoting a piece of property found and, if unclaimed, falling to the lord of the manor