What does the word gamin mean?

Usage examples for 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 by David Graham Phillips
  2. The English sparrow is a street gamin, our bird a timid rustic. – Locusts and Wild Honey by 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 by Annie Fellows Johnston