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ur·chin

 (ûr′chĭn)
n.
1. A playful or mischievous youngster; a scamp.
2. A sea urchin.
3. Archaic A hedgehog.

[Middle English urchone, hedgehog, from Old French erichon, from Vulgar Latin *ērīciō, ērīciōn-, from Latin ērīcius, from ēr.]
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urchin

(ˈɜːtʃɪn)
n
1. a mischievous roguish child, esp one who is young, small, or raggedly dressed
2. (Animals) See sea urchin, heart urchin
3. (Animals) an archaic or dialect name for a hedgehog
4. (Mechanical Engineering) either of the two cylinders in a carding machine that are covered with carding cloth
5. (European Myth & Legend) obsolete an elf or sprite
[C13: urchon, from Old French heriçon, from Latin ēricius hedgehog, from ēr, related to Greek khēr hedgehog]
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ur•chin

(ˈɜr tʃɪn)

n.
1. a mischievous boy.
2. any small boy or youngster.
4. Chiefly Brit. Dial. hedgehog.
[1300–50; Middle English urchun, urchon hedgehog < Old North French (h)erichon, Old French heriçun < Vulgar Latin *hēricionem, acc. of *hēriciō, for Latin ēricius]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.urchin - poor and often mischievous city childurchin - poor and often mischievous city child
child, kid, minor, nipper, tiddler, youngster, tike, shaver, small fry, nestling, fry, tyke - a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
ragamuffin, tatterdemalion - a dirty shabbily clothed urchin
guttersnipe, street urchin - a child who spends most of his time in the streets especially in slum areas
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urchin

noun (Old-fashioned) ragamuffin, waif, guttersnipe, brat, mudlark (slang), gamin, street Arab (offensive), young rogue We were in the bazaar with all the little urchins watching us.
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Translations
ولَد شَقي
uličník
gadedreng
götustrákur
vaikėzas
resgalis
haylaz oğlanyaramaz çocuk

urchin

[ˈɜːtʃɪn] Npilluelo/a m/f, golfillo/a m/f
sea urchinerizo m de mar
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urchin

[ˈɜːrtʃɪn] ngarnement m
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urchin

nGassenkind nt; (mischievous) → Range f
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urchin

[ˈɜːtʃɪn] nmonello/a
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urchin

(ˈəːtʃin) noun
a mischievous, usually dirty or ragged, child, especially a boy. He was chased by a crowd of urchins.
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