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Definitions of urchin

  1. A hedgehog. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. A sea urchin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. A mischievous elf supposed sometimes to take the form a hedgehog. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A pert or roguish child; - now commonly used only of a boy. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. One of a pair in a series of small card cylinders, arranged around a carding drum; - so called from its fancied resemblance to the hedgehog. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A small boy; a mischievous little boy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A hedgehog: a child, used jocosely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. A hedgehog; a child. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A mischievous boy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The hedgehog; a child, employed jocosely. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. The hedgehog; a name in slight anger given to a child; sea-urchin, a creature having a spherical shell flattened on the lower side, and covered with prickly spines. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Rough; pricking; piercing. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for urchin

  1. Miss Wrandall grew very uncomfortable under the persistent though complimentary gaze of the street urchin – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. He was battling with one urchin when a policeman grabbed him. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
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