Definitions for urchinˈɜr tʃɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ur•chinˈɜr tʃɪn(n.)

  1. a mischievous boy.

  2. any small boy or youngster.

  3. Category: Invertebrates

    Ref: sea urchin.

  4. Category: British

    Ref: Chiefly Brit. Dial. hedgehog.

Origin of urchin:

1300–50; ME urchun, urchon hedgehog < ONF (h)erichon, OF heriçun < VL *hēricionem, acc. of *hēriciō, for L ēricius

Princeton's WordNet

  1. urchin(noun)

    poor and often mischievous city child


  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


  1. Urchin

    Urchin was an English hard rock band.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. urchin

    See munchkin.

Translations for urchin

From our Multilingual Dictionary

  • Igel, BengelGerman
  • διαβολάκι, παλιόπαιδο, αλητάκιGreek
  • gamín, golfillo, erizo, gaminaSpanish
  • 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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