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whippersnapper

noun whip·per·snap·per \ˈhwi-pər-ˌsna-pər, ˈwi-\

: a young person who annoys older people by being very confident and acting like someone important

Full Definition of WHIPPERSNAPPER

:  a diminutive, insignificant, or presumptuous person

Examples of WHIPPERSNAPPER

  1. <some young whippersnapper piped up with a pointless comment>

Origin of WHIPPERSNAPPER

alteration of snippersnapper
First Known Use: 1700

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