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English definition of “urchin”

urchin

noun [C]     /ˈɜː.tʃɪn/ US  /ˈɝː-/ old-fashioned or humorous
a small child, especially one who behaves badly and is dirty or untidily dressed: a street urchinChildren and babies
(Definition of urchin noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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