guttersnipe


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gut·ter·snipe

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

guttersnipe

[ˈgʌtəsnaɪp] Ngolfillo m
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guttersnipe

[ˈgʌtəˌsnaɪp] nscugnizzo
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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.
The Govan guttersnipe was a lyrical layabout and a scumbag sage and the fact we don't see so many token Scottish down-and-outs on TV now is probably thanks to the string-vested street-philosopher.
He has since positioned himself at the forefront of the Premier League players' #Enough campaign, making a stand against the guttersnipe pond life.
This is the rags-to-riches tale of Bill Snibson, a guttersnipe from Lambeth, who inherits a fortune when it's discovered he is the long lost 14th Earl of Hareford.
Fawole said Awo himself, in his writings noted that 'he was seized with the politics of ideas, issues and programmes, not that of acrimony that encourages resort to guttersnipe.'
Imagine for a minute the tables being turned and a woman parliamentarian, judge, minister of stateanyone in a public office, really, with some powercalling a male colleague a dumpster or a guttersnipe. It's hard to find more gendered insults for men because most of our cursing energy is directed at women, but humour me.
This trough carries back from the sight body almost to the ejection port, for me eliciting comparisons to the "guttersnipe" treatment of years ago.
The boys have acted out a scene capturing the performative truth of their guttersnipe existence.