a neglected girl who is left to run about the streets.
a diminutive or very slender girl, especially one who is pert, impudent, or playfully mischievous.
of or like a gamine: a gamine personality; clothes for the gamine figure.
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How to use gamine in a sentence
She pointed to Maksymenko, whose delicate, gamine features make her seem especially frail.Ukrainian Women Kidnapped by Russians in Crimea Tell Their Tale | Anna Nemtsova | March 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They are both posh, pretty, gamine English girls blessed with serious eyebrows and a taste for the high life.Cressida Bonas vs. Cara Delevingne: A Differentiation Guide to Two Celebrity English Roses | Tom Sykes | June 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
At Givenchy, designer Riccardo Tisci has settled into a house once defined by the gamine aesthetic of Audrey Hepburn.Paris Fall Fashion Week 2012: A Finale at Yves Saint Laurent | Robin Givhan | March 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
This trend started last year when Diablo Cody and her glorious fempire—appeared, starring the impossibly gamine Lorene Scafaria.
He had not noticed it himself, but seemed to have eyes for nobody but Sidonie, a gamine.Fromont and Risler, Complete | Alphonse Daudet
He could not stop talking of the little gamine who was "his own picture."A Blue Devil of France | G. P. Capart
British Dictionary definitions for gamine
a slim and boyish girl or young woman; an elfish tomboy
(as modifier): a gamine style of haircut
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