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English definition of “whippersnapper”

whippersnapper

noun [C] uk   /ˈwɪp.əˌsnæp.ər/ us    /-ɚˌsnæp.ɚ/ old-fashioned or humorous
a young person who is too confident and shows no respect towards other, especially older, people: I'm not going to have some young whippersnapper tell me what to do!Unpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men
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