Share this entry
twerp Syllabification: twerp
(also twirp)

Definition of twerp in English:


A silly or annoying person.
Example sentences
  • He's just an annoying twerp who contributes nothing.
  • Turning tables on twits and twerps, not to mention Tweedledees & Tweedledums, seemed like good idea at the time.
  • His boldness and clarity infuriates opponents - academe is crowded with critics who have made twerps of themselves taking him on.


Late 19th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with twerp

burp, chirp, Earp, slurp, usurp
Definition of twerp in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources