from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A street urchin.
- noun A person of the lowest class.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The common American or Wilson's snipe, Gallinago wilsoni or delicata.
- noun A gatherer of rags and waste paper from gutters.
- noun A street child of the lowest class; a street Arab; a gamin.
- noun An oblong form of printed placard made to be posted on the curbstones of gutters.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun United States, United States A small poster, suitable for a curbstone.
- noun United States A curbstone broker.
- noun same as street Arab.
- noun a person of low moral character.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A person who is from the lowest
socialor economic class.
- noun A
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a child who spends most of his time in the streets especially in slum areas
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Sinn Fein deputy rebuked Dermot for using the word "guttersnipe" in the chamber.
For his part, Truman regarded the columnist as a "guttersnipe," and with good reason.
And so, with this in mind, and in the spirit of wild experimentation, this week, in place of the usual guttersnipe sneering, I bring you art.
Or is she just being kind to a little guttersnipe?
Why am I even talking to this guttersnipe, anyway?
She's a guttersnipe who already set the tone of the campaign.
I honestly cannot see, how Hillary can ever win this Democratic Nomination without some guttersnipe hits on Barack!
GWB was so classy..and the Chicago guttersnipe so out of touch with reality!
"Knowing your parentage, I'm not surprised by your guttersnipe manners," says I. "Get to the point, and keep your impertinences to yourself."
'Cause otherwise, we'll be linguistically indistinct, and I hate that worse than the lying venal crass classless guttersnipe called the Clintons.