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Word of the Day: guttersnipe

Friday, October 23, 2020

guttersnipe • \GUTT-er-snype\ • noun
1 : a young vagabond : an outcast boy or girl in the streets of a city

2 : a person of the lowest moral or economic station

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Examples:
"He had blackmailed another ten dollars out of the urchin, also forcing the waif to watch the wagon while he spent the afternoon at Leow's State watching a film about drag-racing teenagers. The guttersnipe was definitely a discovery…."— John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces, 1980

"Uneducated flower girl Eliza Doolittle, on the other hand, transforms from what Higgins calls a 'guttersnipe' into a proper lady." — Rohan Preston, The Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), 5 Mar. 2020
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