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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A street urchin.
  • n. A person of the lowest class.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who is from the lowest social or economic class.
  • n. A street urchin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a neglected boy running at large; a street Arab.
  • n.
  • n. A small poster, suitable for a curbstone.
  • n. A curbstone broker.
  • n. same as street Arab.
  • n. a person of low moral character.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common American or Wilson's snipe, Gallinago wilsoni or delicata.
  • n. A gatherer of rags and waste paper from gutters.
  • n. A street child of the lowest class; a street Arab; a gamin.
  • n. An oblong form of printed placard made to be posted on the curbstones of gutters.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a child who spends most of his time in the streets especially in slum areas

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