pipsqueak

pipsqueak

[pip-skweek]
noun Informal.
a contemptibly small or unimportant person; a twerp.

Origin:
1895–1900; pip4 + squeak

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pipsqueak (ˈpɪpˌskwiːk)
 
n
informal a person or thing that is insignificant or contemptible
 
[C20: from pip² + squeak]

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pipsqueak
1910, from the trivial noise a young or weak creature makes.
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pipsqueak definition


  1. n.
    a small or timid man or boy. (Also a term of address.) : Shut up, you little pipsqueak, or I'll hit you.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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