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urchin

noun [C] uk   /ˈɜː.tʃɪn/ us    /ˈɝː-/ old-fashioned or humorous
a small child, especially one who behaves badly and is dirty or untidily dressed: a street urchin
Translations of “urchin”
in Spanish pilluelo, golfillo…
in French gamin…
in German der Bengel…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指骯髒淘氣的)小孩…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指肮脏淘气的)小孩…
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