gamin gamin

Definition(s):

  • (n) (sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. By 1918 he was Hollywood's most popular male actor, outranking Charlie Chaplin; the top female was Mary Pickford, the cagey gamin called America's Sweetheart.
  2. Mort Sahl heard the records, took a look at gamin-faced Joanie, signed her up to accompany him on a 35-city concert tour.
  3. Maurice Chevalier, though 67 and thicker of waist, can be as debonair, as gamin, as boulevardier as ever.

News

  • Audrey Hepburn's 1953 'Roman Holiday' an enchanting fairy tale

    Oscar Archives: William Wyler's 1953 Cinderella-esque comedy made Audrey Hepburn an overnight sensation and launched a new fashion trend for the gamin young star's hair and chic clothes. William Wyler's enchanting 1953 Cinderella-esque comedy, "Roman Holiday," made Audrey Hepburn an overnight sensation. She not only won the Academy Award for best actress but she also received a Golden Globe, a ...
    on December 12, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

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