Whippersnapper definition

wĭpər-snăpər, hwĭp-
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A person regarded as insignificant and pretentious.
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An insignificant, esp. young, person who appears impertinent or presumptuous.
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A young and cheeky or presumptuous person.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
whippersnapper
Plural:
whippersnappers

Origin of whippersnapper

  • Alteration (influenced by whip) of dialectal snippersnapper

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition