twerp

play
noun \ˈtwərp\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of twerp

  1. :  a silly, insignificant, or contemptible person

Examples of twerp in a sentence

  1. Some little twerp took her seat.

  2. Her boyfriend's just a pretentious twerp.

Origin and Etymology of twerp

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1923


TWERP Defined for English Language Learners

twerp

play
noun \ˈtwərp\

Definition of twerp for English Language Learners

  • : someone who is stupid or annoying



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up twerp? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reflect on carefully

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • manet-jeanne-spring
  • Which is a synonym of chaffer?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ