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street arab

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noun Archaic: Sometimes Offensive.

a person, especially a child, who lives a homeless, vagabond life on the streets; urchin.

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Origin of street arab

First recorded in 1860–65

usage note for street arab

See Arab.
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street Arab

noun

literary, old-fashioned a homeless child, esp one who survives by begging and stealing; urchin
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