Definition of urchin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    urchin

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈɜːtʃɪn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɜːrtʃɪn//
     
     
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  1. 1(old-fashioned) a young child who is poor and dirty, often one who has no home a dirty little street urchin
  2. 2 = sea urchin
  3. Word Origin Middle English hirchon, urchon ‘hedgehog’, from Old Northern French herichon, based on Latin hericius ‘hedgehog’.
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