poor and often mischievous city child
A mischievous child.
street kid, a child from a poor neighborhood.
Origin: Ultimately from ericius.
a sea urchin. See Sea urchin
a mischievous elf supposed sometimes to take the form a hedgehog
a pert or roguish child; -- now commonly used only of a boy
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
rough; pricking; piercing
Urchin was an English hard rock band.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
The numerical value of urchin in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of urchin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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.
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.
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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- 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
- проказник, ёж, баловник, озорник, оборванец, беспризорникRussian
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