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 Dictionary entry overview: What does whippersnapper mean? 

  The noun WHIPPERSNAPPER has 1 sense:

1. someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous

  Familiarity information: WHIPPERSNAPPER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1whippersnapper [BACK TO TOP]


Someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


jackanapes; whippersnapper; lightweight

Hypernyms ("whippersnapper" is a kind of...):

cipher; cypher; nobody; nonentity (a person of no influence)

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