[ gam-in ]
/ ˈgæm ɪn /


a neglected boy left to run about the streets; street urchin.


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Origin of gamin

From French, dating back to 1830–40, orig. boy assisting a glassblower, young boy; of uncertain origin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for gamin

/ (ˈɡæmɪn, French ɡamɛ̃) /


a street urchin; waif

Word Origin for gamin

from French
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