Definition of Waif

1. Noun. A homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned. "Street children beg or steal in order to survive"

Exact synonyms: Street Child
Generic synonyms: Child, Fry, Kid, Minor, Nestling, Nipper, Shaver, Small Fry, Tiddler, Tike, Tyke, Youngster



Definition of Waif

1. n. Goods found of which the owner is not known; originally, such goods as a pursued thief threw away to prevent being apprehended, which belonged to the king unless the owner made pursuit of the felon, took him, and brought him to justice.

2. n. Goods found of which the owner is not known; originally, such goods as a pursued thief threw away to prevent being apprehended, which belonged to the king unless the owner made pursuit of the felon, took him, and brought him to justice.

Definition of Waif

1. Noun. (obsolete) Goods found of which the owner is not known; originally, such goods as a pursued thief threw away to prevent being apprehended, which belonged to the king unless the owner made pursuit of the felon, took him, and brought him to justice. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) Hence, anything found, or without an owner; that which comes along, as it were, by chance. ¹

3. Noun. A wanderer; a castaway; a stray; a homeless child. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Waif

1. to throw away [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Waif

wahconda
wahcondas
waheela
wahey
wahine
wahines
wahlau
wahoo
wahoos
wahy
wai
waiata
waiatas
waid
waide
waif (current term)
waifed
waifing
waifish
waifishly
waifishness
waiflike
waifs
waift
waifts
waify
waight
waikavirus
waikaviruses
wail

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