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a female street urchin
a mischievous, playful, elfish, pert girl or young woman
(of a girl) having a boyish, mischievous charm; tomboyish.
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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.