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whippersnapper

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

Simple Definition of whippersnapper

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

Full Definition of whippersnapper

  1. :  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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