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street arab

or street Ar·ab

[ street-ar-uhb ]
/ ˈstrit ˌær əb /
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noun Archaic: Often Offensive.
a person, especially a child, who lives 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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British Dictionary definitions for street arab

street Arab

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