A young woman whose class status is transcended by her beauty and ambition to ascend society's social latter. Often a mistress or lady friend of a wealthy man. "Becky Sharp" in Vanity Fair was such a character.
A neglected girl left to run about the streets as a homeless person with no one to love, bake cookies or learn the proper way to apply makeup whilst on a Metro bus when you're running ten minutes late, because your doggie threw up on the bed again from eating your left overs, because your were in the bathroom too long committing various sins. *true story*
2.) A mischievous girl equipped with street knowledge as a way of survival. She comes from the school of hard knocks.
3.) The popular version: A sexy, sophisticated tomboy with girlish features. As seen in the pics.