A term originating in Victorian England.
- (Britain, obsolescent) A child who lives, or spends most of his or her time, in the streets; sometimes a petty thief or pickpocket.
- 1956 , Johanna Spyri, Heidi, translation of original by Eileen Hall, page 84:
- She ran to the door and there beheld the ragged street urchin calmly playing his organ.
child living, or spending most of their time, in the streets