gamin

Part of speech: noun

A street arab.

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Usage examples "gamin":

  1. He felt toward them that quaint mixture of envy, contempt and a desire to fight which fills a gamin at sight of a fashionably dressed boy. - "The Plum Tree", David Graham Phillips.
  2. The English sparrow is a street gamin, our bird a timid rustic. - "Locusts and Wild Honey", John Burroughs.
  3. Jonesy, with all the fearlessness of a little street gamin brought up in a big city, answered him fearlessly, even saucily at times, much to the man's amusement. - "Two Little Knights of Kentucky", Annie Fellows Johnston.