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English definition of “guttersnipe”

guttersnipe

noun [C]     /ˈɡʌt.ə.snaɪp/ US  /ˈɡʌt̬.ɚ-/ old-fashioned
a child from a poor area of a town who is dirty and dressed badly: a Victorian guttersnipePoor peopleDirt and untidiness
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