Noun(1) a homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned
(1) Artie enters with a lost teen waif named Donna whom he found in an elevator.(2) A lost waif and stray of extraordinary beauty turned up in Aberdeen and made the front page of two national newspapers: a bluethroat looking enchantingly like a robin that had been coloured in wrong.(3) Mrs Tarpen had no problem with that idea, and she rather liked the idea of helping a homeless waif off the streets.(4) Coogan essentially reprises the role that made him famous, only this time he's an immigrant waif orphaned during his sea passage from the Old World.(5) This is the simplified world of a child's memories - although Joe is no naÔö£┬╗ve waif - and it is largely remembered with fondness.(6) Like Lessing during the 1960s, Frances is a ├ö├ç├┐housemother├ö├ç├û, who fills her large home with an eclectic mixture of waifs , strays and scroungers.(7) With the exception of a saintly matron, called Mama Sunshine, who collects waifs and strays, grown-ups are not to be trusted.(8) Dutton's Epoch label seems to be turning into a home for British music's foundlings, but Cyril Scott is one of the more deserving of those waifs and strays.(9) It was hard to believe this modest little place was charity shop Barnardo's, once associated with sale of second-hand items to raise funds for waifs and orphans.(10) With the spread of Sunday schools and increasing literacy a huge market for religious fiction was created, stories of street waifs by such writers as ├ö├ç├┐Hesba Stretton├ö├ç├û being particularly popular.(11) Ben Drawing shows a waifish , pale boy with scruffy black hair and tattoos lounging in black bathing briefs on a brightly colored beach towel.(12) The labor movement used the dominant culture's gendered representations of fallen women, tramps and street waifs to assert their demands for a living wage and an eight hour day.(13) The 28-year-old model, whose waifish good looks have graced the covers of countless magazines, delivered her first child early last Sunday.(14) Winter for Kiev's waifs and strays is a cold, bleak daily battle for survival.(15) Audrey Hepburn may look very good in those stylish designer clothes, if you're into her starving waifish look, but she isn't a very good actress.(16) Merlin, Jo and Ollie are siblings; waifs and strays with an absent father and a hopeless mother who locks them out of the house for long periods.
1. ragamuffin ::
2. urchin ::
3. foundling ::
4. orphan ::
5. stray ::
6. guttersnipe ::
7. gamin ::
Different Formswaif, waifs
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