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guttersnipe

Line breaks: gut¦ter|snipe
Pronunciation: /ˈɡʌtəsnʌɪp
 
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Definition of guttersnipe in English:

noun

derogatory
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?
Synonyms
urchin, street urchin, ragamuffin, waif, stray, outcast, orphan
informal scarecrow
dated gamin

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