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Related to street arab: street urchin
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literary old-fashioned a homeless child, esp one who survives by begging and stealing; urchin
usage: This term, though not used as a deliberate slur, is sometimes perceived as insulting because of its reference to the nomadic Arabs.—n.
Sometimes Offensive. urchin; gamin.
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|Noun||1.||street arab - (sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets|