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An often homeless boy who roams about the streets; an urchin.



(ˈɡæmɪn; French ɡamɛ̃)
a street urchin; waif
[from French]


(ˈgæm ɪn)

1. a neglected boy left to run about the streets; street urchin.
[1830–40; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gamin - (sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
guttersnipe, street urchin - a child who spends most of his time in the streets especially in slum areas


[ˈgæmɛ̃] Ngolfillo m


References in classic literature ?
In encounters with guards and patrols he displayed the keenness of a detective and the valor of a gamin.
A colourless, continuous wall ran down one flank of it, interrupted at intervals by dull-hued and dirt-stained doors, all shut fast and featureless save for the chalk scribbles of some passing gamin.
Charles was poor and ugly, derided by Genevese gamins, and not acceptable in drawing-rooms.
After this, I think, he was as bewitching as the laddie in the barrel to her - Was he not always a laddie in the barrel himself, climbing in for apples while we all stood around, like gamins, waiting for a bite?
Tattered gamins on the right made a furious assault on the gravel heap.
A few gamins, however, were around, in their eyes a suppressed eagerness in anticipation of wonderful and exciting things to happen.
Then quiet again, though the gamins had startled and listened, like young deer, at the sound.
There is a proliferation of variations there," Gamin says.
This p1ant makes Azdel SuperLite low-density composite, which is rapidly gamin acceptance in automotive interior uses such as headliners, according to the company The expansion will provide increased product widths to 2 meters, plus improved weight consistency and surface quality.
9pm - Trot: Intiem Fortuna, Markies Hanover, Gamin De Caniviere, Joyrider, Ecureuil d'Eman, I am the Best, Darley Iron;
Also, such items as imp, urchin, ragamuffin, gamin could not become associated with the concept SERVANT as their semantic structure never indicated any implication of obedience, but rather developed in opposition to this feature.
Pinder observes, the portraits, Head of a Young Man for example, combine a "racial idiom" with a patience and skill reminiscent of Augusta Savage's sculpture Gamin.