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gamine

noun ga·mine \ ga-ˈmēn , ˈga-ˌmēn \

Definition of gamine

1 : a girl who hangs around on the streets
2 : a small playfully mischievous girl

Examples of gamine in a Sentence

  1. a movie about a French gamine

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Origin and Etymology of gamine

borrowed from French, feminine derivative of gamin gamin


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gamine

adjective

Definition of gamine

: of, relating to, or suggesting a gamine

Origin and Etymology of gamine

borrowed from French, derivative of gamin, gamine gamin, 1gamine


GAMINE Defined for English Language Learners

gamine

noun

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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