Origin of gamine
Examples from the Web for gamine
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|DAILY BEAST
They are both posh, pretty, gamine English girls blessed with serious eyebrows and a taste for the high life.
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|DAILY BEAST
He had not noticed it himself, but seemed to have eyes for nobody but Sidonie, a gamine.Fromont and Risler, Complete|Alphonse Daudet
British Dictionary definitions for gamine
- a slim and boyish girl or young woman; an elfish tomboy
- (as modifier)a gamine style of haircut
Word Origin for gamine
Word Origin and History for gamine
"small, slim, pert young girl," 1899, from French gamine, fem. of gamin.