Definitions for urchinˈɜr tʃɪn

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word urchin

Princeton's WordNet

  1. urchin(noun)

    poor and often mischievous city child

Wiktionary

  1. urchin(Noun)

    A mischievous child.

  2. urchin(Noun)

    street kid, a child from a poor neighborhood.

  3. urchin(Noun)

    A hedgehog.

  4. Origin: Ultimately from ericius.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Urchin(noun)

    a hedgehog

  2. Urchin(noun)

    a sea urchin. See Sea urchin

  3. Urchin(noun)

    a mischievous elf supposed sometimes to take the form a hedgehog

  4. Urchin(noun)

    a pert or roguish child; -- now commonly used only of a boy

  5. Urchin(noun)

    one of a pair in a series of small card cylinders, arranged around a carding drum; -- so called from its fancied resemblance to the hedgehog

  6. Urchin(adj)

    rough; pricking; piercing

Freebase

  1. Urchin

    Urchin was an English hard rock band.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Urchin

    ur′chin, n. a hedgehog: a mischievous child, an elf, fairy.—adj. elfish, mischievous. [O. Fr. eriçon (Fr. hérisson)—L. ericius, a hedgehog.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. urchin

    See munchkin.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of urchin in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of urchin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Atchan Tamaki:

    The lobster fishermen kept asking me if there was a market for sea urchin because they were getting a lot of them in the traps.

  2. Joe Leask:

    We started out diving for 25 cents an urchin. When I got 35 cents a pound, I thought I was going to get rich. Then, it hit a dollar a pound and we all celebrated -- and then it hit $2 a pound.

  3. John Berger:

    Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and, in this, hasn't changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.

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Translations for urchin

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Igel, BengelGerman
  • διαβολάκι, παλιόπαιδο, αλητάκιGreek
  • gamín, golfillo, erizo, gaminaSpanish
  • خارپشتPersian
  • hérisson, garnement, gamin, gamineFrench
  • sündisznó, csibész, utcagyerek, lurkóHungarian
  • peste, riccio, monello, birichinoItalian
  • bengel, straatjongen, egelDutch
  • moleque, pivetePortuguese
  • ariciRomanian
  • проказник, ёж, баловник, озорник, оборванец, беспризорникRussian

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