Meaning of “urchin” in the English Dictionary

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"urchin" in British English

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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

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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)