whiffet

noun

whif·​fet ˈ(h)wi-fət How to pronounce whiffet (audio)
: a small, young, or unimportant person

Word History

Etymology

probably alteration of whippet

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whiffet was in 1839

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Cite this Entry

“Whiffet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whiffet. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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