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noun as in mischievous youngster

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Clements and his colleagues realized no one had ever described this urchin behavior.

Normally, otters would eat enough of them to keep populations of kelp-eating urchins from growing out of control.

Even the urchins are plumper and healthier — a reminder that all life depends on diversity.

The nutrient-rich urchins in the healthy kelp make a far better sea otter snack.

The latest offering is The Irregulars, a new supernatural drama from Netflix, that focuses on the ragtag group of street urchins the Baker Street sleuth often relied upon to gather useful information.

Despite enjoying singing, and a tiny role as ‘Urchin No. 30’ in a production of Oliver!

I had everything from raw hamachi with sea urchin to lamb tongue.

So saying the lively urchin grasped his new friend by the hand and led him by a rickety staircase to the “rookeries” above.

Amy actually almost fell out of the window again, and stuck out her tongue like an impudent urchin.

The spell was broken, and Mr. Carr took out his watch as he turned his eyes on a ragged urchin who had called to him from below.

This led to the discovery that the young urchin had been on a most successful forage for a dinner that morning.

Katie said this with a still darker frown; for she thought that the urchin was jesting.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to urchin, such as: brat, cub, gamin, imp, punk, and pup.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.