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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned.

Usage examples (38)
  • You would think we were poor starved waifs the way the wives of the organizers tried to fill us up with food.
  • Perhaps some of them thought they befriended me for charity's sake, because I was a starved waif from the slums.
  • If a waif is a lost wanderer, then little Poosk was a decided waif for he had gone very much astray indeed in the North American backwoods.
  • Let's say you find a "waif" on the street and take it home. for more
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