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gamin

[gam-in] /ˈgæm ɪn/
noun
1.
a neglected boy left to run about the streets; street urchin.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < French, orig. boy assisting a glassblower, young boy; of uncertain origin
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Examples for gamin
  • The purpose of the requested information is to determine the eligibility of individuals to be employed in a gamin operation.
  • The organ grinder, and monkey, no longer attract the street gamin.
  • So it is with us, our quest is to rescue to the fair damsel and gamin.
British Dictionary definitions for gamin

gamin

/ˈɡæmɪn; French ɡamɛ̃/
noun
1.
a street urchin; waif
Word Origin
from French
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Word Origin and History for gamin
gamin
"street urchin," 1840, from Fr. gamin, perhaps from Berrichon dialect gamer "to steal."
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