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 for Urchin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Urchin \Ur"chin\ ([^u]"ch[i^]n), n. [OE. urchon, irchon, a
     hedgehog, OF. ire[,c]on, eri[,c]on, heri[,c]on, herichon, F.
     h['e]risson, a derivative fr. L. ericius, from er a hedgehog,
     for her; akin to Gr. chh`r. Cf. Herisson.]
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     1. (Zool.) A hedgehog.
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     2. (Zool.) A sea urchin. See Sea urchin.
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     3. A mischievous elf supposed sometimes to take the form a
        hedgehog. "We 'll dress [them] like urchins, ouphes, and
        fairies." --Shak.
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     4. A pert or roguish child; -- now commonly used only of a
        boy.
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              And the urchins that stand with their thievish eyes
              Forever on watch ran off each with a prize. --W.
                                                    Howitt.
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              You did indeed dissemble, you urchin you; but
              where's the girl that won't dissemble for an
              husband?                              --Goldsmith.
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     5. One of a pair in a series of small card cylinders,
        arranged around a carding drum; -- so called from its
        fancied resemblance to the hedgehog. --Knight.
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     Urchin fish (Zool.), a diodon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Urchin \Ur"chin\, a.
     Rough; pricking; piercing. [R.] "Helping all urchin blasts."
     --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  urchin
      n 1: poor and often mischievous city child

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  64 Moby Thesaurus words for "urchin":
     Arab, JD, beach bum, beachcomber, beggar, bo, brat, bum, bummer,
     cub, dickens, dogie, elf, enfant terrible, gamin, gamine,
     guttersnipe, hobbledehoy, hobo, holy terror, homeless waif, idler,
     imp, juvenile delinquent, landloper, lazzarone, little monkey,
     loafer, losel, minx, monkey, mudlark, piker, puck, punk, punk kid,
     pup, ragamuffin, ragman, ragpicker, rounder, ski bum, spoiled brat,
     stiff, stray, street Arab, street arab, street urchin, sundowner,
     surf bum, swagman, swagsman, tatterdemalion, tennis bum, tramp,
     turnpiker, vag, vagabond, vagrant, waif, waifs and strays, wastrel,
     whelp, whippersnapper
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  urchin
   n.
  
      See munchkin.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  munchkin
  urchin
  
     /muhnch'kin/ [Squeaky-voiced little people in L. Frank Baum's
     "The Wizard of Oz"] A teenage-or-younger micro enthusiast
     hacking BASIC or something else equally constricted.  A term
     of mild derision - munchkins are annoying but some grow up
     to be hackers after passing through a larval stage.  The
     term urchin is also used.  See also wannabee, bitty box.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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