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waif

noun

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a young person who is thin and appears homeless or impoverished
  • the sad sight of waifs on the street

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“Waif.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/waif. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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