gamin

[gam-in]
noun
a neglected boy left to run about the streets; street urchin.

Origin:
1830–40; < French, orig. boy assisting a glassblower, young boy; of uncertain origin

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gamin (ˈɡæmɪn, French ɡamɛ̃)
 
n
a street urchin; waif
 
[from French]

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gamin
"street urchin," 1840, from Fr. gamin, perhaps from Berrichon dialect gamer "to steal."
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Example sentences
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.
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