What does urchin mean?

Definitions for urchinˈɜr tʃɪn

Here are all the 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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