street Arab

street Arab
Synonyms and related words:
Arab, beach bum, beachcomber, beggar, bo, bum, bummer, dogie, gamin, gamine, guttersnipe, hobo, homeless waif, idler, landloper, lazzarone, loafer, losel, mudlark, piker, ragamuffin, ragman, ragpicker, rounder, ski bum, stiff, stray, street urchin, sundowner, surf bum, swagman, swagsman, tatterdemalion, tennis bum, tramp, turnpiker, urchin, vag, vagabond, vagrant, waif, waifs and strays, wastrel

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Street Arab — Street Street (str[=e]t), n. [OE. strete, AS. str[=ae]t, fr. L. strata (sc. via) a paved way, properly fem. p. p. of sternere, stratum, to spread; akin to E. strew. See {Strew}, and cf. {Stratum}, {Stray}, v. & a.] 1. Originally, a paved way or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Street Arab — Arab Ar ab (?; 277), n. [Prob. ultimately fr. Heb. arabah a desert, the name employed, in the Old Testament, to denote the valley of the Jordan and Dead Sea. Ar. Arab, Heb. arabi, arbi, arbim: cf. F. Arabe, L. Arabs, Gr. ?.] One of a swarthy race …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • street Arab — n. a homeless or neglected child left to roam the streets; gamin: also street urchin …   English World dictionary

  • street arab — (sometimes offensive) a person, esp. a child, who lives a homeless, vagabond life on the streets; urchin. Also, street Arab. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • street Arab — street kid, child that grew up on the streets without any supervision …   English contemporary dictionary

  • street Arab — street′ Ar ab (or ar ab) n. usage: This term, though not used as a deliberate slur, is sometimes perceived as insulting because of its reference to the nomadic Arabs. cvb off Sometimes Offensive. urchin; gamin • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • street Arab — noun A homeless child who roams the streets, usually begging for handouts; a street urchin. ‘Its the Baker Street division of the detective police force,’ said my companion, gravely; and as he spoke there rushed into the room half a dozen of the… …   Wiktionary

  • street Arab — /ˈstrit ærəb/ (say street aruhb) noun Obsolescent → street urchin …   Australian-English dictionary

  • street arab — noun (sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets • Syn: ↑gamin, ↑throwaway • Usage Domain: ↑disparagement, ↑depreciation, ↑derogation • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • street Arab — noun archaic a raggedly dressed homeless child wandering the streets …   English new terms dictionary

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