American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person regarded as insignificant and pretentious.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shallow, insignificant person; a whipster: also used attributively.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. colloq. A diminutive, insignificant, or presumptuous person.
- n. someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous
- Alteration (influenced by whip) of dialectal snippersnapper. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Is some 84 year old entrenched congressman going to substancially change his lifestyle and voting record because of some young whippersnapper is elected president?”
“A whippersnapper was a whip that was all coiled up and if you flipped your wrist it would”
“When I spell-checked this post, it didn't recognize "whippersnapper" and, and as an alternative recommended "hyperkinetic.”
“As much as I've received the "whippersnapper" treatment from older music fans, they're probably right in the belief that today's rock bands can't hold a candle to”
“Drought called to temporary end in O.C. UCI to study brain of 107 year-old 'whippersnapper”
“Pre-Beijing I was ranked second in the world in the 200 metres IM individual medley," Whorwood says, "but two Chinese came along and knocked me down to fourth, and now this young whippersnapper from Ukraine's come along so there's a battle just for fourth or fifth.”
“Dawg is closing in on 68 years old and lives in Mexico as he has for the past nine years but there was a time when I might have preferred to live in Manhattan over Mexico but that time is 15 years behind me as as I get older small towns are more to my liking than they were when I was a whippersnapper and huge cities irritate me more than please me.”
“And seem to have no idea how very irksome that idea will get once we no longer feel any sympathy for the young whippersnapper.”
“A young whippersnapper had been able to take liberties with it.”
“She showed a burly young whippersnapper that he should mind his manners and manage his nasty temper.”
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