Definition of Gamin

1. Noun. (sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets.

Exact synonyms: Street Arab, Throwaway
Language type: Depreciation, Derogation, Disparagement
Generic synonyms: Guttersnipe, Street Urchin



Definition of Gamin

1. n. A neglected and untrained city boy; a young street Arab.

Definition of Gamin

1. Noun. A street urchin; a homeless boy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gamin

1. an urchin [n -S] - See also: urchin

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gamin

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gamin (current term)
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Literary usage of Gamin

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1. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (1887)
"There are a great many varieties of the gamin species. The notary's gamin is called Skip- the-Gutter, the cook's gamin is called a scullion, ..."

2. Our Part in the Great War by Arthur Gleason (1917)
"Ill 'MON gamin" ONE day when I was in Lorraine, a woman came to me carrying in her hands a ... I thought that my little scamp (mon gamin) was in danger, ..."

3. Secret Memoirs of Princess Lamballe: Being Her Journals, Letters, and by Oliver Herbrand Gordon Leigh, Catherine Hyde Govion Broglio Solari (1901)
"... Extraordinary Expedients Necessaryto Evade Espionage —Anecdote of Boxes Sent by the Editor from Paris — Curious Occurrence Respecting gamin, the King's ..."

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