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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…
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