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street people

plural noun
persons whose home is in the streets of a city; the homeless.
people who make their living in the streets, especially of large cities, as vendors or performers.
the people of a neighborhood, especially a crowded big-city neighborhood or ghetto, who frequent the streets of their area.
Origin of street people
First recorded in 1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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street people

noun phrase

  1. Ghetto dwellers
  2. Homeless people such as transient hippies, bag ladies, and the like; drifters (1967+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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