snippersnapper
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1590 whippersnapper

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • snippersnapper — snip·per·snap·per …   English syllables

  • snippersnapper — ˈsnipə(r)ˌsnapə(r) noun Etymology: origin unknown : whippersnapper …   Useful english dictionary

  • whippersnapper — noun Etymology: alteration of snippersnapper Date: 1700 a diminutive, insignificant, or presumptuous person …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whippersnapper — /hwip euhr snap euhr, wip /, n. an unimportant but offensively presumptuous person, esp. a young one. [1665 75; prob. b. earlier whipster and snippersnapper, similar in sense; see WHIP, SNAP, ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • whippersnapper — whip•per•snap•per [[t]ˈ(h)wɪp ərˌsnæp ər, ˈwɪp [/t]] n. an unimportant but offensively presumptuous person, esp. a young one • Etymology: 1665–75; prob. b. earlier whipster and snippersnapper, similar in sense …   From formal English to slang

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