Definition of Urchin

1. Noun. Poor and often mischievous city child.




Definition of Urchin

1. n. A hedgehog.

2. a. Rough; pricking; piercing.

3. n. A hedgehog.

4. a. Rough; pricking; piercing.

Definition of Urchin

1. Noun. A mischievous child. ¹

2. Noun. street kid, a child from a poor neighborhood. ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) A hedgehog. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Urchin

1. a mischievous boy [n -S]

Medical Definition of Urchin

1. 1. A hedgehog. 2. A sea urchin. See Sea urchin. 3. A mischievous elf supposed sometimes to take the form a hedgehog. "We 'll dress [them] like urchins, ouphes, and fairies." 4. A pert or roguish child; now commonly used only of a boy. "And the urchins that stand with their thievish eyes Forever on watch ran off each with a prize." (W. Howitt) "You did indeed dissemble, you urchin you; but where's the girl that won't dissemble for an husband?" (Goldsmith) 5. One of a pair in a series of small card cylinders, arranged around a carding drum; so called from its fancied resemblance to the hedgehog. Urchin fish, a diodon. Origin: OE. Urchon, irchon, a hedgehog, OF. Irecon, ericon, herion, herichon, F. Herisson, a derivative fr. L. Ericius, from er a hedgehog, for her; akin to Gr. Cf. Herisson. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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