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Definition of "gamine" [gamine]

  • An often homeless girl who roams about the streets; an urchin. (noun)
  • A girl or woman of impish appeal. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gamine" in a sentence
  • "Even a 'gamine' (!) metropolitan poof like me finds the typical infants school to be a revoltingly feminised place: it brings out my inner caveman and I just want to run along the corridors swearing and farting and kicking things."
  • "Like most, I found the movie Amélie to be magical and delightful and inventive and wasted no time falling madly in love with the "gamine" Audrey Tautou, (as she is invariably referred)."
  • "Her scandalously gamine wardrobe of men's blazers, jodphurs and tweed waistcoats was the germ of the suits made of jersey used for fisherman's underwear that built her empire."