street arab

or street Arab

Origin of street arab

First recorded in 1860–65

Usage note

See Arab.
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Examples from the Web for street arab

Historical Examples of street arab

  • Unlike the street-arab, he is either a school-boy, or earns his living somehow, or he is a truant from work of either kind.


British Dictionary definitions for street arab

street Arab

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