Definition of pipsqueak in English:


Syllabification: pip·squeak
Pronunciation: /ˈpipˌskwēk


A person considered to be insignificant, especially because they are small or young.
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  • I'm about average height now, I like to think, but I was a pipsqueak as a kid.
  • Think of America not as the playground bully but as the well-muscled mild-mannered good kid who finally hauls off and whacks the loudmouth pipsqueak who won't stop bugging him.
  • Least understandable, though, is the Mercury music prize, with its piffling purse and its pompous panel of five pipsqueaks.
nobody, nonentity, insignificant person, no-name, nonperson, cipher, small fry;
upstart, stripling


early 20th century: symbolic and imitative.

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