Meaning of “guttersnipe” in the English Dictionary

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"guttersnipe" in British English

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guttersnipenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡʌt.ə.snaɪp/ us /ˈɡʌt̬.ɚ.snaɪp/ old-fashioned

a child from a poor area of a town who is dirty and badly dressed :

a Victorian guttersnipe

(Definition of “guttersnipe” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)