from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
- noun A sharper.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A nimble little fellow; a whippersnapper.
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- noun informal, dated a
scholasticoften pedanticperson, wise guy
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Because certain mighty men of old could make heroical statues and plays, must we not be told that there is no other beauty but classical beauty? — must not every little whipster of a French poet chalk you out plays,
A dwarf and a whipster he might be among the great darkies around her — for he had only six feet and one inch of stature, and forty-two inches round the chest — but, to her fine taste, tone and quality more than covered defect of quantity.
Dean Bolton  paid him the twenty pounds; and for the rest, he may kiss — And that you may ask him, because I am in pain about it, that Dean Bolton is such a whipster.
And this new cojutor with his gran 'accent, which no one can understand, and his gran' furniture, and his whipster of a servant, begor, no one can stand him.
No! Get some whipster that will suit his reverence.
That's what a contrary, headstrong, uncontrollable whipster like you would do, if you had your own way.
I have often longed to see one of those refiners in discipline himself at the cart's tail, with just such a convenient spot laid bare to the tender mercies of the whipster.
"The dirty whipster; an 'I saw the chops and the steaks goin' in her door, where a fryin'-pan was never known to sing before."
The curious ease with which, nowadays, every puny whipster gets the sword of Sir Walter has already been remarked.
For to say something is what every puny whipster can do.
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