from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An often homeless girl who roams about the streets; an urchin.
- n. A girl or woman of impish appeal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a female street urchin
- n. a mischievous, playful, elfish, pert girl or young woman
- adj. having a boyish, mischievous charm; tomboyish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a homeless girl who roams the streets
- n. a girl of impish appeal
Even a 'gamine' (!) metropolitan poof like me finds the typical infants school to be a revoltingly feminised place: it brings out my inner caveman and I just want to run along the corridors swearing and farting and kicking things.
Like most, I found the movie Amélie to be magical and delightful and inventive and wasted no time falling madly in love with the "gamine" Audrey Tautou, (as she is invariably referred).
Her scandalously gamine wardrobe of men's blazers, jodphurs and tweed waistcoats was the germ of the suits made of jersey used for fisherman's underwear that built her empire.
Her perpetual gamine frame and overly long legs placed her on the cover of fashion and beauty magazines worldwide.
This time, rising above the pages gushing about the gamine who starred in Roman Holiday, there was a link providing information about an attorney who was, at least for a time, based in Malta: Ms. Audrey Fino.
The movie industry may have predisposed the public to think of Sabrina as little more than an adorable fashion plate -- a gamine Hepburn in Givenchy.
Tory Burch used comfy-looking flats and gamine heels.
It's a bit of a stretch to believe someone as fetching as Jess would need help in the dating marketplace, but her gamine awkwardness is awfully funny.
The movie then jumps seven years, during which time Gordon has written a bestseller called Is Greed Good?, and his estranged daughter, Winnie Gekko (the gamine Carey Mulligan), has rejected greed in favour of green to join an online charitable organisation devoted to exposing environmental despoilers.
Fallene Wells, aged 29 from Denver, is clearly the show's gamine with her tats and smart sassy clothes.