The definition of a guttersnipe is a person in the lowest social group in the city.
An example of guttersnipe is what someone may call a runaway living in the streets.
a child of the slums who spends most of his or her time in the streets: contemptuous term applied to anyone regarded as having the unsavory manners, morals, etc. sometimes associated with those living in filth, poverty, or squalor
Origin of guttersnipeorigin, originally (Brit dialect, dialectal ), the common snipe, which picks food out of gutters
- A street urchin.
- A person of the lowest class.