guttersnipe(redirected from guttersnipish)
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1. A street urchin.
2. A person of the lowest class.
1. a child who spends most of his time in the streets, esp in a slum area
2. a person regarded as having the behaviour, morals, etc, of one brought up in squalor
[C19: originally a name applied to the common snipe (the bird), then to a person who gathered refuse from gutters in city streets]
1. a person typical of the lowest or basest social group in a city.
2. a street urchin.
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|Noun||1.||guttersnipe - a child who spends most of his time in the streets especially in slum areas|
gamine - a homeless girl who roams the streets
gamin, street arab, throwaway - (sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets
urchin - poor and often mischievous city child