Definition of whippersnapper in English:
A young and inexperienced person considered to be presumptuous or overconfident: I know her better than you do, you young whippersnapper!
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- We'll show those young whippersnappers a thing or two about vomiting in doorways!
- With all this talk about young whippersnappers trying to get involved in politics, it has been largely overlooked that old coots aren't exactly in the middle of the action.
- They need some young whippersnappers in there.
late 17th century: perhaps representing whipsnapper, expressing noise and unimportance.
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