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guttersnipe (n.)

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.

updated on November 21, 2012

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Definitions of guttersnipe from WordNet

guttersnipe (n.)
a child who spends most of his time in the streets especially in slum areas;
Synonyms: street urchin
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