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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets.

Usage examples (33)
  • She called the gamin: he was a shrewd monkey-faced fellow, with an insolent crafty eye.
  • To sum up the whole, and in one word, the gamin is a being who amuses himself, because he is unhappy.
  • The gamin is a grace to the nation, and at the same time a disease; a disease which must be cured, how?
  • This word gamin was printed for the first time, and reached popular speech through the literary tongue, in 1834. for more
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  • A "gamin" (a boy with an impish manner) and a "gamine" (a bright mischievous girl) might work together to bring home a "gammon" (a side of bacon).
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