whippersnapper

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

Definition of whippersnapper

:a diminutive, insignificant, or presumptuous person

Examples of whippersnapper in a Sentence

  1. some young whippersnapper piped up with a pointless comment

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Origin and Etymology of whippersnapper

alteration of snippersnapper


WHIPPERSNAPPER Defined for English Language Learners

whippersnapper

noun

Definition of whippersnapper for English Language Learners

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



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