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Definition of "guttersnipe" [gut•ter•snipe]

  • A street urchin. (noun)
  • A person of the lowest class. (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 "guttersnipe" in a sentence
  • "Sinn Fein deputy rebuked Dermot for using the word "guttersnipe" in the chamber."
  • "For his part, Truman regarded the columnist as a "guttersnipe," and with good reason."
  • "And so, with this in mind, and in the spirit of wild experimentation, this week, in place of the usual guttersnipe sneering, I bring you art."