Definition of waif noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

waif

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NAmE//weɪf//
 
 
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a small thin person, usually a child, who looks as if they do not have enough to eat the waifs and strays of our society (= people with no home)
 
adjective waiflike young girls
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