Origin of guttersnipeorigin, originally (Brit dialect, dialectal ), the common snipe, which picks food out of gutters
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