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  • n. Alternative spelling of pip-squeak.


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  • Guy uses the term pipsqueak in discussing bloggers who pontificate but don't report and the return fire is as purple as piece of prose that I've seen in quite a while.

    What's the matter with Cleveland?

  • Very entertaining not the least of which b/c Lam is a "pipsqueak," not the Hammer kinda guy.

    LU DOULOS; A.A. Fair; John Updike

  • Sampling from journals, diaries and letters, Mr. Urban gives us a chance to share the pain -- in effect, to campaign with the generals, captains, lieutenants and teenage "pipsqueak" subalterns of the 23rd, and with the rough-and-tumble privates.

    Seeing Red

  • I honestly don't know if the word "pipsqueak" appears therein, but this lil' pet's given name is Elvis -- which does appear in the penultimate chapter -- but nowadays, we tend to call him that only when he's being reprimanded.

    Archive 2006-06-25

  • First Impression: Chavi is viewed as kind, caring, and so small that she’s affectionately called a pipsqueak.

    5-Star Baby Name Advisor

  • In the public prints, I have been called a "pipsqueak," and a "self-important pipsqueak" at that.


  • This was so whether the president was willing the downfall of a Democratic "pipsqueak," criticizing his own vice president for playing tennis or pressing South Vietnam to accept a peace deal that would leave it open to the communist takeover that followed. stories

  • In the public prints, I have been called a "pipsqueak" and a

    BrothersJudd Blog

  • He can be biting on occasion, but only in mild, folksy language: he calls Nikita Khrushchev a "pipsqueak" and Mao's wife, Jiang Qing, a "screwball."


  • Tell that puny little pipsqueak of your ego self to get lost because you have just been found.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

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  • Yep, that's how it's used in my area too.

    April 7, 2008

  • In the lingo from my neck of the woods: someone who is not only small and puny but also annoying and perhaps a little big for the proverbial boots. Often used in the tautological playground insult: "little pipsqueak."

    April 6, 2008

  • From the noise made by a small, weak newborn what-have-you.

    March 11, 2008