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Street child   /strit tʃaɪld/   Listen
Street child

noun
1.
A homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned.  Synonym: waif.






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"Street child" Quotes from Famous Books



... man answered, staring blankly at the spectacle of a well-dressed gentleman carrying a ragged street child in his arms, "Mme. Reni is just coming out, I think; her carriage is waiting for ...
— The Gadfly • E. L. Voynich

... ran through the house; Rose Mignon had just come on the stage as Diana. Now though she had neither the face nor the figure for the part, being thin and dark and of the adorable type of ugliness peculiar to a Parisian street child, she nonetheless appeared charming and as though she were a satire on the personage she represented. Her song at her entrance on the stage was full of lines quaint enough to make you cry with laughter and of complaints about Mars, who was getting ...
— Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille • Emile Zola



Words linked to "Street child" :   shaver, small fry, tiddler, child, nipper, tyke, tike, kid, nestling, waif, minor, fry, youngster



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