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street people

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plural noun
  1. persons whose home is in the streets of a city; the homeless.
  2. people who make their living in the streets, especially of large cities, as vendors or performers.
  3. the people of a neighborhood, especially a crowded big-city neighborhood or ghetto, who frequent the streets of their area.
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Origin of street people

First recorded in 1965–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • Uncle, didn't you see at the Centennial some funny little figures representing all sorts of London street-people?

    St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 2, December, 1877

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