Definition of guttersnipe in English:

guttersnipe

noun

derogatory
  • A scruffy and badly behaved child who spends most of their time on the street.

    • ‘But I look forward to the time when the technology becomes cheap and common enough for a little guttersnipe like me to afford one.’
    • ‘You ruined my picture, you little guttersnipe.’
    • ‘I shall make a duchess of this draggle-tail guttersnipe.’
    • ‘It is time to pay another visit to the snivelling little guttersnipe.’
    • ‘They were feared and reviled as street rats and guttersnipes, vagrants and beggars.’
    urchin, street urchin, ragamuffin, waif, stray, outcast, orphan
    scarecrow
    gamin
    mudlark, scapegrace, street arab, wastrel, tatterdemalion
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Pronunciation

guttersnipe

/ˈɡədərˌsnīp/