urchin Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “urchin” in the English Dictionary

"urchin" in British English

See all translations

urchinnoun [C]

uk   /ˈɜː.tʃɪn/ us   /ˈɝː.tʃɪn/ old-fashioned or humorous
a small child, especially one who behaves badly and is dirty or untidily dressed: a street urchin
(Definition of urchin from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"urchin" in American English

See all translations

urchinnoun [C]

us   /ˈɜr·tʃən/ dated
a small child who is badly dressed and dirty: urchins playing in the street
(Definition of urchin from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “urchin”
in Spanish pilluelo, golfillo…
in Vietnamese thằng ranh con…
in Malaysian budak jalanan…
in Thai เด็กซุกซน…
in French gamin…
in German der Bengel…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指肮脏淘气的)小孩…
in Indonesian anak nakal, berandal…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指骯髒淘氣的)小孩…
What is the pronunciation of urchin?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “urchin”

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

sunscreen

a substance that you put on your skin to prevent it from being damaged by the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More