Gamin



[gam-in] /ˈgæm ɪn/

noun
1.
a neglected boy left to run about the streets; street urchin.
/ˈɡæmɪn; French ɡamɛ̃/
noun
1.
a street urchin; waif
n.

“street urchin,” 1837, from French gamin (18c.), perhaps from Berrichon dialect gamer “to steal.” Introduced in English in translations of Hugo.

Un groupe d’enfants, de ces petits sauvages vanu-pieds qui ont de tout temps battu le pavé de Paris sous le nom éternel de gamins, et qui, lorsque nous étions enfants aussi, nous ont jeté des pierres à tous, le soir, au sortir de classe, parce que nos pantalons n’étaient pas déchirés; etc. [Hugo, “Notre-Dame de Paris”]

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