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- (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡæmɪn/
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- Rhymes: -æmɪn
- Hyphenation: ga‧min
gamin (plural gamins)
- (dated, also attributively) A homeless boy; a male street urchin; also (more generally), a cheeky, street-smart boy.
- Antonym: gamine (female)
- 1854, Alexis [Benoît] Soyer, A Shilling Cookery for the People: Embracing an Entirely New System of Plain Cookery and Domestic Economy, London; New York, N.Y.: George Routledge & Co., OCLC 76167054, page 125:
- Dearest Eloise,— There is one little and perhaps insignificant French cake, which I feel certain would soon become a favourite in the cottage, more particularly amongst its juvenile inhabitants. It is the famed galette, the melodramatic food of the gamins, galopins, mechanics, and semi-artists of France.
homeless boy; street urchin
- (dated) street urchin, street kid
- (colloquial) kid (a child, especially one who is mischievous or plays in the streets)
- “gamin” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- Alternative form of