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Monday, November 05, 2001

Definitions for gamine

  1. A girl who wanders about the streets; an urchin.
  2. A playfully mischievous girl or young woman.

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Citations for gamine
And the whole world is whacked out with fear of nuclear doom, except for Claire, a French gamine who is "living her own nightmare" and waking up in lots of strange places. Joe Brown, Washington Post
. . .the delectable young gamine employed as a waitress in a Montmartre cafe. Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Origin of gamine
1895-1900
Gamine comes from the French. A boy who wanders about the street is a gamin.