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Noun: waif  weyf
  1. A homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned
    - street child
     
  2. Someone very thin or underfed

Derived forms: waifs

Type of: child, fry, kid, minor, nestling, nipper, shaver, small fry, tiddler [Brit], tike, tyke, wean [UK, Ireland], youngster

Encyclopedia: Waif