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[ UK /wˈɪpəsnˌæpɐ/ ]
  1. someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous
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How To Use whippersnapper In A Sentence

  • They need some young whippersnappers in there.
  • Who are these whippersnappers to pooh-pooh him?
  • You discover the words, “whippersnapper,” “scalawag” and “by-cracky” creeping into your vocabulary. You Know You’re Over The Hill When… « You Got to be Kidding's Blog
  • With all this talk about young whippersnappers trying to get involved in politics, it has been largely overlooked that old coots aren't exactly in the middle of the action.
  • Publisher Sander Hicks is a mohawked young whippersnapper, who, despite his defiant appearance, is as slick as they come.
  • There's a decent-sized cult coalition that seems to think this young whippersnapper will eventually do something other than grow his own mutual funds.
  • Their great days are behind them, and like crusty old men, they've turned bitter and twisted, watching the young whippersnapper across the sea party, get hungover, and party again the next night.
  • He was a young whippersnapper who made me feel old, but great fun.
  • It may be hard for younger whippersnappers to comprehend just how bad music was in the mid-70s.
  • But maybe the incessant weeping is legitimate; the way these whippersnappers treat their elders these days would bring any geriatric to tears.
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