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gamine

play
noun ga·mine \ga-ˈmēn, ˈga-ˌmēn\

Definition of gamine

  1. 1 :  a girl who hangs around on the streets

  2. 2 :  a small playfully mischievous girl

Examples of gamine in a sentence

  1. a movie about a French gamine

Origin and Etymology of gamine

French, feminine of gamin


First Known Use: 1889


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gamine

adjective ga·mine

Definition of gamine

  1. :  of, relating to, or suggesting a gamine

1925

First Known Use of gamine

1925


GAMINE Defined for English Language Learners

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gamine

play
noun ga·mine \ga-ˈmēn, ˈga-ˌmēn\

Definition of gamine for English Language Learners

  • : an attractive and usually thin and small woman or girl who often shows a playful desire to cause trouble


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