Definition of whippersnapper
: a diminutive, insignificant, or presumptuous person
Examples of whippersnapper in a Sentence
some young whippersnapper piped up with a pointless comment
Recent Examples of whippersnapper from the Web
Meanwhile, Guided By Voices’ hyper-prolific front man Robert Pollard beat those two whippersnappers by several years, screaming to life in 1957.
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Origin and Etymology of whippersnapper
alteration of snippersnapper
First Known Use: 1700See Words from the same year
WHIPPERSNAPPER Defined for English Language Learners
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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