whippersnapper definition, meaning - what is whippersnapper in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “whippersnapper”

See all translations

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!
Translations of “whippersnapper”
in Chinese (Traditional) 妄自尊大的年輕人,自命不凡的年輕人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 妄自尊大的年轻人,自命不凡的年轻人…
(Definition of whippersnapper from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of whippersnapper?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

cost/charge the earth

to cost, charge, etc. a lot of money

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More