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twerp

Syllabification: twerp
Pronunciation: /twərp
 
/
(also twirp)

Definition of twerp in English:

noun

informal
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.

Origin

late 19th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with twerp

burp, chirp, Earp, slurp, usurp

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