Share this entry

Share this page


Line breaks: gut¦ter|snipe
Pronunciation: /ˈɡʌtəsnʌɪp

Definition of guttersnipe in English:


A scruffy and badly behaved child who spends most of their time on the street.
Example sentences
  • How many times do I have to respond to the ravings of guttersnipes?
urchin, street urchin, ragamuffin, waif, stray, outcast, orphan
informal scarecrow
dated gamin

Words that rhyme with guttersnipe


Definition of guttersnipe in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day interfuse
Pronunciation: ɪntəˈfjuːz
join or mix (two or more things) together