ragamuffin

[ rag-uh-muhf-in ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

probably based on rag, with a fanciful suffix

Synonyms

  • tatterdemalion
  • waif
  • urchin
  • guttersnipe
  • beggar
  • bum
  • vagabond

Antonyms

  • sophisticate

Definition

a person, typically a child, in ragged, dirty clothes

Example

Don't even think about bothering that ragamuffin boy.

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