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Definitions of gamin

  1. a homeless child who has been abandoned and roams the streets Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A neglected and untrained city boy; a young street Arab. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A neglected, forward street child; a street Arab. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A neglected street boy: an Arab of the streets. "The word gamin was printed for the first time, and passed from the populace into literature in 1834. It made its first appearance in a work called Claude Gueux: the scandal was great but the word has remained. ... The gamin of Paris at the present day, like the Graeculus of Rome in former time, is the youthful people with the wrinkle of the old world on its forehead."-Trans. of Victor Hugo. " In Japan the gamins run after you and say, " Look at the Chinaman." -Laurence Oliphant. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. A street arab. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A neglected urchin whose only home is the streets. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. gam'in, n. a street Arab, a precocious and mischievous imp of the pavement. [Fr.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  8. Street Arab, neglected boy. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  9. [Fr.] A street Arab, urchin. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  10. n. [French] A neglected and unruly child in the streets; a city arab. Cabinet Dictionary

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