gamin vs throwaway what difference

what is difference between gamin and throwaway

English

Etymology

Borrowed from French gamin (street urchin; young boy), apparently an “eastern dialect” word of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡæmɪn/
  • Rhymes: -æmɪn
  • Hyphenation: ga‧min

Noun

gamin (plural gamins)

  1. (dated, also attributively) A homeless boy; a male street urchin; also (more generally), a cheeky, street-smart boy.
    Antonym: (female) gamine

Hypernyms

  • (homeless boy): guttersnipe, street child
  • (cheeky boy): imp, rascal

Derived terms

  • gaminesque

Related terms

  • gamine (noun, adjective)
  • gaminerie

Translations

References

Anagrams

  • Magin, Nigam, gmina, magni-, migan, minga

French

Etymology

Unknown (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡa.mɛ̃/

Noun

gamin m (plural gamins, feminine gamine)

  1. (dated) street urchin, street kid
  2. (colloquial) kid
    Synonyms: gosse, (regional) minot, kid

Adjective

gamin (feminine singular gamine, masculine plural gamins, feminine plural gamines)

  1. mischievous, naughty

Derived terms

  • gaminement
  • gaminerie

Further reading

  • “gamin” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Limburgish

Etymology

Borrowed from French gamin.

Noun

gamin m

  1. (Maastrichtian) rascal boy, an imp particularly inclined to mischief

Synonyms

  • batteraof

Middle English

Noun

gamin

  1. Alternative form of game


English

Etymology

throw +‎ away.

Adjective

throwaway (not comparable)

  1. Disposable; intended for a single use prior to being discarded.
    Water was provided in throwaway plastic bottles, but the more ecologically minded of us refilled our initial bottles from the fountain.
  2. Extemporaneous; off the cuff.
  3. Given in a casual manner, either deliberately or unconsciously, with apparent disregard for effect.
    • As the film opens, a martial-drum-dominated version of the “Star Wars” theme and the inevitable bottom-to-top print crawl inform us that the Clone Wars, a conflict that originated as a throwaway line in the original 1977 film… http://www.nysun.com/arts/star-wars-clone-wars-painted-in-the-stars/83922/
    • I was intrigued by the exchange in one of the opening scenes where the Warden says to Snake: “You flew the wing-five over Leningrad, didn’t you?” It turns out to be just a throwaway line, but for a moment it worked like the best SF, where a casual reference can imply a lot. https://web.archive.org/web/20120125090151/http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/gibson_interview.html

Synonyms

  • (being intended for a single use): single-use, disposable

Noun

throwaway (plural throwaways)

  1. Something temporary and disposable.
    • 2016, Dr Eric Murphy Selinger, Dr William A Gleason, Romance Fiction and American Culture
      Some [of the essays] appeared originally in writer’s[sic] forums and bookstore throwaways, others in more academic contexts []

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