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 (gă-mēn′, găm′ēn)
1. An often homeless girl who roams about the streets; an urchin.
2. A petite, charming girl or woman, especially one with a playful demeanor.

[French, feminine of gamin, gamin.]

ga·mine′ adj.
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(ˈɡæmiːn; French ɡamin)
a. a slim and boyish girl or young woman; an elfish tomboy
b. (as modifier): a gamine style of haircut.
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(ˈgæm in, -ɪn, gæˈmin)

1. a neglected girl left to run about the streets.
2. a diminutive girl, esp. one who is pert.
3. of or like a gamine.
[1895–1900; < French; feminine of gamin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gamine - a homeless girl who roams the streets
guttersnipe, street urchin - a child who spends most of his time in the streets especially in slum areas
2.gamine - a girl of impish appeal
fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman - a young woman; "a young lady of 18"
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A. N muchacha delgada y con aspecto de chico
B. CPD gamine haircut Ncorte m a la garçon
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adj (= boyish) → de garçonne
n (= woman) → garçonne f
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'But I don't want to go to America,' protested the gamine Lucy from beneath silken sheets, 'I wish to be a bandit in Persia.