ragamuffin
[ rag-uh-muhf-in ]
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Part of Speechnoun
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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