English version

waif

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwaifwaif /weɪf/ noun [countable]  1 THIN PERSONsomeone, especially a child, who is pale and thin and looks as if they do not have a home2 waifs and strays
Examples from the Corpus
waifDo I look like a waif?Louise looks like a waif and has indulged in more booze and cigarettes than she should have.He also made a special study of the outcasts, the waifs and strays of industrial society the vagrants and the idiots.All her images of a tiny waif locked in the attic seemed suddenly foolish and fantastic.Lavant plays a vagrant waif, Binoche a runaway painter.
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