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Gamin   Listen

(sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets.  Synonyms: street arab, throwaway.

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"Gamin" Quotes from Famous Books

... saw kneeling there The rector, long-robed, who was reading a prayer. "Provide for the fatherless children," said he "The widowed, the helpless, the bond and the free." The rector stops praying—his face wears a frown; A ragged young gamin is pulling his gown. "I knowed you would come," said the boy, half in fright— "I knowed you would come—I was watchin' all night. Say! what are ye goin' t'give mother an' me? Le'me see what 'tis, Santa ...
— A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others • Various

... his head. "Sire, I do not know. But I remember of such a thing happening to the Emperor. It was in the garden of the Tuileries, and twenty-four battalions of the Old Guard filed past our great chief. Some fool sent out a gamin dressed in regimentals in front of one of the bands, ...
— The Judgment House • Gilbert Parker

... simply those of Homer, David, and St. John[A]—as against a modern French gamin's. And what the results of the intended education of English gamins of every degree in that new higher theology will be, England is I suppose by this ...
— The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century - Two Lectures delivered at the London Institution February - 4th and 11th, 1884 • John Ruskin

Words linked to "Gamin" :   street urchin, disparagement, derogation, guttersnipe, depreciation

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