What is another word for guttersnipe?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈʌtəsnˌa͡ɪp] (IPA)

Guttersnipe is a derogatory term to describe a street urchin or a person from a lower social class who is perceived as being dirty or uncivilized. Some synonyms for 'guttersnipe' include 'street rat', 'mudlark', 'waif', 'urchin', 'ragamuffin', 'vagabond', and 'street urchin'. These terms are used to describe people who live on the fringes of society or those who are marginalized due to poverty or lack of resources. While these words may sound harsh, they are descriptive and help to convey the image of an individual who is struggling to survive in a harsh and unforgiving world.

What are the hypernyms for Guttersnipe?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Guttersnipe?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for guttersnipe (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for guttersnipe?

Guttersnipe is a derogatory term used to describe a child who spends most of their time on the streets and lives in poverty. Antonyms for guttersnipe include well-bred, well-off, privileged, and pampered, which are all used to describe children who have access to the best things in life. Other antonyms for guttersnipe include sophisticated, urbane, cultured, polished, and refined, which are all used to describe people who are considered to be highly educated and cultured. The opposite of guttersnipe is not just a matter of socioeconomic status, but also a matter of manners and behavior, as those who are not considered guttersnipes are often well-mannered and well-behaved.

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Usage examples for Guttersnipe

I shall make a duchess of this draggletailed guttersnipe.
"Pygmalion"
George Bernard Shaw
The child followed him out, her exit being accelerated by Mother guttersnipe, who, with a rapidity only attained by long practice, seized the shoe from one of her feet, and flung it at the head of the rapidly retreating girl.
"The Mystery of a Hansom Cab"
Fergus Hume
"So she are," growled Mother guttersnipe, angrily.
"The Mystery of a Hansom Cab"
Fergus Hume

Famous quotes with Guttersnipe

  • Hitler is a monster of wickedness, insatiable in his lust for blood and plunder. Not content with having all Europe under his heel, or else terrorised into various forms of abject submission, he must now carry his work of butchery and desolation among the vast multitudes of Russia and of Asia. The terrible military machine — which we and the rest of the civilised world so foolishly, so supinely, so insensately allowed the Nazi gangsters to build up year by year from almost nothing — cannot stand idle lest it rust or fall to pieces. … So now this bloodthirsty guttersnipe must launch his mechanized armies upon new fields of slaughter, pillage and devastation.
    Winston Churchill
  • All you have to do is anesthetize the masses by telling them they’re an elite, that they’ve got a mission, that they’re making history, that they’re fulfilling their destiny and fighting for a better world — and they swallow it like lambs — even when a guttersnipe says it.
    Hans Hellmut Kirst

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