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Definitions of waif in various dictionaries:
noun - a homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned
A homeless person, especially a forsaken or orphaned child.
An abandoned young animal.
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|Possible Crossword Clues|
|Dog without a collar, e.g.|
|Oliver Twist, e.g.|
|Oliver Twist, for one|
|Possible Jeopardy Clues|
|From a middle English word for lost or unclaimed, it's a homeless child|
A waif (from the Old French guaif, "stray beast") is a living creature removed, by hardship, loss or other helpless circumstance, from its original surroundings. The most common usage of the word is to designate a homeless, forsaken or orphaned child, or someone whose appearance is evocative of the same.|
* As such, the term is similar to a ragamuffin or street urchin, although the main distinction is volitional: a runaway youth might live on the streets, but would not properly be called a waif as the departure from one's home was an exercise of free will. Likewise, a person fleeing their home for purposes of safety (as in response to political oppression or natural disaster), is typically considered not a waif but a refugee.