"Monsieur mon gamin d'Alfred," George Sand called him at that time.
I was as hot as fire, and some of the gamin's blood was still on my hand.
The British gamin has not made much progress in this respect during the last twenty years!
Why not, if you are all republicans, and see no more in a prince than in a gamin?
The man being tutored in his part, begged gamin to plead for my intercession with our mistress.
All the gamin's impudence melts at a touch of true kindness.
Then the gamin emerged from his thicket, and began to crawl after Montparnasse in the dark, as the latter stood there motionless.
But the gamin was petticoated and the burlesque scenes set in a comedy.
gamin was a vulgar-minded man; and he treated the king ill, both at this time, and after adversity had overtaken the royal family.
So little stands between a gamin and all the dignities of Nature.
"street urchin," 1837, from French gamin (18c.), perhaps from Berrichon dialect gamer "to steal." Introduced in English in translations of Hugo.
Un groupe d'enfants, de ces petits sauvages vanu-pieds qui ont de tout temps battu le pavé de Paris sous le nom éternel de gamins, et qui, lorsque nous étions enfants aussi, nous ont jeté des pierres à tous, le soir, au sortir de classe, parce que nos pantalons n'étaient pas déchirés; etc. [Hugo, "Notre-Dame de Paris"]