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synonyms for ragamuffin

  • beggar
  • bum
  • gamin
  • guttersnipe
  • hobo
  • loafer
  • orphan
  • scarecrow
  • tatterdemalion
  • tramp
  • urchin
  • vagabond
  • vagrant
  • waif
  • wastrel
  • street person
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antonyms for ragamuffin

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  • sophisticate
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How to use ragamuffin in a sentence

"The 'ragamuffin' always speaks of his enemies with courtesy, and the filibusters love their leader," was her pointed rejoinder.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
The giant looked contemptuously at the tailor, and said: 'You ragamuffin!
GRIMMS' FAIRY TALESTHE BROTHERS GRIMM
It is true that his father did give him a good lesson when he called the little son of the charcoal-man a ragamuffin.
CUORE (HEART)EDMONDO DE AMICIS
The ragamuffin sat perched upon the broad shoulder and peered down at the lady with eyes of cerulean blue.
SOUTHERN HEARTSFLORENCE HULL WINTERBURN
"You'll not be thinking of heeding that ragamuffin boy," he ventured.
HUNTINGTOWERJOHN BUCHAN
Well, the little ragamuffin came, and I believe he is not unworthy.
WATCH--WORK--WAITSARAH A. MYERS
Further on stood a ragamuffin waving his hand, shouting and laughing.
THE AWAKENINGLEO NIKOLEYEVICH TOLSTOY
Multitudes of old women and ragamuffin boys assailed us on all sides.
PARIS AND THE PARISIANS IN 1835 (VOL. 2 OF 2)FRANCES TROLLOPE
He used an unguarded word in his first speech, applying the word "ragamuffin" to the common soldiery.
THE DOMESTIC LIFE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON COMPILED FROM FAMILY LETTERS AND REMINISCENCESSARAH N. RANDOLPH
"Listen at the happy ragamuffin, working away like a whole hive o' bees, and chirpin' like a pet canary-bird," said he to himself.
THE BUNSBY PAPERSJOHN BROUGHAM
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO RAGAMUFFIN

  • foundling
  • ragamuffin
  • stray
  • waif
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