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Definition of "urchin" []

  • A playful or mischievous youngster; a scamp. (noun)
  • A sea urchin. (noun)
  • A hedgehog. (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 "urchin" in a sentence
  • ""'I'm the King of the Castle,'" chanted the urchin from the topmost pinnacle."
  • "He is a very pleasant and obliging character, and dotingly fond of little Alex, from knowing and loving and honouring all his family; and this you will a little guess is something of an avenue to a certain urchin's madre."
  • "While this was passing, the birling had drawn close to the boat; and Murray, shaking hands with his uncle and aunt, exclaimed to Wallace, "That urchin is such a monopolizer, I see you have not a greeting for anyone else.""