Whippersnapper meaning

wĭp'ər-snăp'ər, hwĭp'-
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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Origin of whippersnapper

  • Alteration (influenced by whip) of dialectal snippersnapper
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition