Definitions for gamineˈgæm in, -ɪn, gæˈmin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gam•ineˈgæm in, -ɪn, gæˈmin(n.)

  1. a neglected girl left to run about the streets.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. a diminutive girl, esp. one who is pert.

  3. (adj.)of or like a gamine.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of gamine:

1895–1900; < F; fem. of gamin

Wiktionary

  1. gamine(Noun)

    a female street urchin

  2. gamine(Noun)

    a mischievous, playful, elfish, pert girl or young woman

  3. gamine(Adjective)

    (of a girl) having a boyish, mischievous charm; tomboyish.

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  1. Gamine

    A gamine is a slim, often boyish, elegant, wide-eyed young woman who is, or is perceived to be, mischievous, teasing or sexually appealing. The word gamine is a French word, the feminine form of gamin, originally meaning urchin, waif or playful, naughty child. It was used in English from about the mid-19th century, but in the 20th century, came to be applied in its more modern sense.

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