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Meaning of gamine

gam•ine

Pronunciation: (gam'ēn, -in, ga-mēn'), [key]
— n.
  1. a neglected girl who is left to run about the streets.
  2. a diminutive or very slender girl, esp. one who is pert, impudent, or playfully mischievous.
—adj.
  1. of or like a gamine: a gamine personality; clothes for the gamine figure.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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