gamine
I. noun Etymology: French, feminine of gamin Date: 1889 1. a girl who hangs around on the streets 2. a small playfully mischievous girl II. adjective Date: 1925 of, relating to, or suggesting a gamine

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  • gamine — small, slim, pert young girl, 1899, from Fr. gamine, fem. of GAMIN (Cf. gamin) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gamine — ► NOUN ▪ a girl with a mischievous, boyish charm. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ characteristic of a gamine. ORIGIN French …   English terms dictionary

  • gamine — ● gamin, gamine nom (peut être radical gamm , signifiant « vaurien ») Enfant en général, gosse : Se conduire comme un gamin. Familier. Fils, fille : Elle est gentille, votre gamine. ● gamin, gamine (synonymes) nom (peut être radical gamm ,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gamine — [[t]gæmi͟ːn[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe a girl or a woman as gamine, you mean that she is attractive in a boyish way. She had a gamine charm which men found irresistibly attractive. Syn: boyish N SING Gamine is also a noun. Critics …   English dictionary

  • gamine — /gam een, in, ga meen /, n. 1. a neglected girl who is left to run about the streets. 2. a diminutive or very slender girl, esp. one who is pert, impudent, or playfully mischievous. adj. 3. of or like a gamine: a gamine personality; clothes for… …   Universalium

  • gamine — ga|mine [ˈgæmi:n] n literary [Date: 1800 1900; : French; Origin: gamin used for females] a small thin girl or woman who looks like a boy >gamine adj ▪ a gamine hairstyle …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gamine — n.f. Fille : Ma gamine. Fillette : C est encore une gamine. / Plaque lumineuse sur le toit d un taxi, bidule …   Dictionnaire du Français argotique et populaire

  • gamine — noun (C) a small thin girl or woman who looks like a boy gamine adjective: a gamine hairstyle …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • gamine — UK [ˈɡæmiːn] / US [ˈɡæˌmɪn] noun [countable] Word forms gamine : singular gamine plural gamines a small, thin, attractive girl or woman who looks like a boy …   English dictionary

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