Examples from the Web for guttersnipe
He aimed a blow at the guttersnipe's head, but missed it and fell full length.The Opal Serpent|Fergus Hume
Dick, an Abbeville guttersnipe, was therefore admitted to the refinements of the general's table.General Bramble|Andr Maurois
His studies of the London “guttersnipe” and the coster-girl rapidly made him famous.
But—who in all his life ever before saw a guttersnipe with eyes so lacking in cunning and roguery?The Rich Little Poor Boy|Eleanor Gates
In one way or the other, the guttersnipe must have his proper prominence.Atlantic Classics|Various
British Dictionary definitions for guttersnipe
Word Origin for guttersnipe
Word Origin and History for guttersnipe
also gutter-snipe, 1857, from gutter (n.) + snipe (n.); originally Wall Street slang for "streetcorner broker," attested later (1869) as "street urchin," also "one who gathers rags and paper from gutters." As a name for the common snipe, it dates from 1874 but is perhaps earlier.