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waif

waif

 
 
pronunciation:
weIf
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a homeless or friendless person, esp. an orphaned or abandoned child.
With no one to take them in, the orphaned children had become waifs begging in the streets.
synonyms:
foundling, orphan
similar words:
gamin, guttersnipe, outcast, pariah, ragamuffin, tatterdemalion, urchin
definition 2: an animal or thing that has been lost or abandoned by its owner.
synonyms:
orphan, stray
similar words:
dogie, maverick