guttersnipe guttersnipe

Definition(s):

  • (n) a child who spends most of his time in the streets especially in slum areas

Usage(s):

  1. But he has matured and hardly resembles the peevish guttersnipe of the opening pages.
  2. His raucous, angry voice and guttersnipe demeanor stamped him immediately as a new and refreshing type, brought him a Hollywood contract.

News

  • Pygmalion revival casts new light on Higgins and Eliza

    Wednesday July 24, 2013 WILLIAMSTOWN -- When playwright George Bernard Shaw penned "Pygmalion," the fate of guttersnipe-turned-lady Eliza Doolittle was perfectly clear -- she would not return to her quarters at Wimpole Street to live out her days with Professor Henry Higgins and Col. Pickering. It's an ending that Shaw fought hard for, despite the insistence of directors that Eliza
    on July 24, 2013     Source: North Adams Transcript

Quotes

  • "Richard Littlejohn," Galloway responded, "is a drivelling guttersnipe who long ago fell out of the gutter into the sewer . . . This man is a moron. This man is a boor. This man is an idiot."
    on Jul 12, 2007 By: George Galloway Source: New Statesman

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