waifs and strays

Definition of waifs and strays


  1. :  people or animals that do not have a home

Word by Word Definitions

waifplay waifs
  1. :  a piece of property (such as property washed up by the sea) found but unclaimed

    :  stolen goods thrown away by a thief in flight

    :  something found without an owner and especially by chance

  1. :  waft

strayplay strays
  1. :  a domestic animal that is wandering at large or is lost

    :  a person or thing that strays

    :  the act of going astray

  1. :  wander: such as

    :  to wander from company, restraint, or proper limits

    :  to roam about without fixed direction or purpose

  1. :  having strayed or escaped from a proper or intended place

    :  occurring at random or sporadically

    :  not serving any useful purpose :  unwanted

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