street people

noun
1.
persons whose home is in the streets of a city; the homeless.
2.
people who make their living in the streets, especially of large cities, as vendors or performers.
3.
the people of a neighborhood, especially a crowded big-city neighborhood or ghetto, who frequent the streets of their area.

Origin:
1965–70

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street people definition


  1. n.
    people who live in the streets; homeless people. : There are a lot of cold street people at this time of the year.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
And you can arrange your miniature street people in your miniature town square without feeling sorry for them.
It's odd that in such a quiet society that you find such talkative street people.
Yuen noted that some of the street people are mentally ill who chose to live in the streets.
Street people try to sell utterly unnecessary things.
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