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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French gamine.

NounEdit

gamine (plural gamines)

  1. A (usually female) street urchin; a homeless girl.
  2. A mischievous, playful, elfish, pert girl or young woman.

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gamine (comparative more gamine, superlative most gamine)

  1. (of a girl) Having a boyish, mischievous charm; tomboyish.
    • 2017 May 25, Peter Bradshaw, “L'Amant Double review – camp-classic status beckons for François Ozon's softcore silliness”, in The Guardian[1]:
      But basically, it looks a 105-minute ad for perfume: Pervitude, by Chanel. It’s a wildly dated-looking and derivative film, a quaint adventure in fantasised naughtiness, like Ozon’s teen prostitute fantasy Jeune et Jolie in 2013, which starred his lead actress here, Marine Vacth, in a similarly gamine role.

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gamine f (plural gamines, masculine gamin)

  1. kid (child)

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