guttersnipe

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gut·ter·snipe

 (gŭt′ər-snīp′)
n.
1. A street urchin.
2. A person of the lowest class.

guttersnipe

(ˈɡʌtəˌsnaɪp)
n
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]
ˈgutterˌsnipish adj

gut•ter•snipe

(ˈgʌt ərˌsnaɪp)

n.
1. a person typical of the lowest or basest social group in a city.
2. a street urchin.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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

guttersnipe

noun street urchin, waif, ragamuffin, mudlark (slang), gamin, street Arab (offensive) An elocution expert plucks a guttersnipe from Covent Garden market and teaches her to talk like a lady.
Translations

guttersnipe

[ˈgʌtəsnaɪp] Ngolfillo m

guttersnipe

[ˈgʌtəˌsnaɪp] nscugnizzo
References in classic literature ?
This the famed gondola and this the gorgeous gondolier!--the one an inky, rusty old canoe with a sable hearse-body clapped on to the middle of it, and the other a mangy, barefooted guttersnipe with a portion of his raiment on exhibition which should have been sacred from public scrutiny.
So that thousands of poor English people trembled before a mysterious chieftain with an ancient destiny and a diadem of evil stars--when they are really trembling before a guttersnipe who was a pettifogger and a pawnbroker not twelve years ago.
This is a dexterous little cosmopolitan guttersnipe who can do scores of things, not only shoot, but draw and paint, and probably play the fiddle.
I shall make a duchess of this draggletailed guttersnipe.
PTI's Shireen Mazari reacted more strongly, stating that the 'PML-N guttersnipes have come out showing their gutter origins by using filthy language against PTI women from Abid Sher Ali to Tallal Chaudhry to Rana Sanaullah and in footsteps of Khwaja Asif'.
So far, the police and security services have performed brilliantly with intelligence gathering and surveillance and kept us safe, but the sad and harsh reality is that these murderous guttersnipes, who malign the name of Islam, only have to get lucky once.
Like Lee, he had grown up in poverty and said that Lee's account of his childhood in Dunedin was, 'with variations', the story of the lives of all who started their lives in similar circumstances--'the daughters of the poor, the brats and guttersnipes, whose mothers were chars or seamstresses, whose fathers were drunkards (that added disgrace and terror in a poor child's life).' (2)
We should have opted for an assertive "No", instead of becoming guttersnipes.
But the chaos is especially enjoyable at the end of a week in which the Tory guttersnipes plunged deep in the sewer with lies about Labour supposedly considering a deal with Sinn Fein.
Perhaps due to a lifetime of campaigning and conflict, Parsons had become increasingly combative, not least with her stable staffwho would regularly be dismissed as rats and guttersnipes, with any riposte leading to a lashing from her handbag.
Elsewhere, Anders, from a pickpocket mob of gunrunning guttersnipes, Peterson, a savage British interrogator and Colonel Fosko, with his up-to-nogood monkey, are just some of the astonishing creations in Dan Vyleta's debut novel.
Inferior, ill-bred, vulgar herd, unwashed, Ragtag and Bobtail, riff-raff and scum, dregs of society, cattle vermin, common sort, small fry, slum population trash, low life underlings, nobodies, serfs, slaves, guttersnipes.