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  • n  someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous

  • Obama, for his part, has projected gravitas and judgment--and has rallied a flood of young voters who could offset those still wary of the new whippersnapper.
  • Colorado's Wayne Aspinall, chairman of the House Interior Committee, and a crusty young whippersnapper of 71, has effectively blocked the bill because his statealong with six .
  • Fisher, a man of Roman selfesteem, considered Capp an ingrate and a whippersnapper, and watched his rise to fame with unfeigned horror.
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  • Members of Class of 1963 tour East Leyden
    FRANKLIN PARK — A group of 14 women and men exclaimed over photographs in the main entrance of East Leyden High School. “Sherwin, class of 1971,” said Rita Szyszko, pointing at a photo. “He’s just a young whippersnapper.” Meanwhile Jill Madaus-King, former class president, points out three members of the class of 1963 who have been inducted into the school’s Wall of Fame — an array of photos ...
    July 12, 2013 - Franklin Park Herald-Journal

  • John Mark Karr in Atlanta Journal Constitution
    Nah, he didn't hurt me,Karr said. "I'm too tough for a little whippersnapper kid to hurt me."
  • Humpy Wheeler in ThatsRacin.com
    The mystery is why Dale and Jeff never became bitter rivals because they were made to be,Wheeler said. "Gordon was the young whippersnapper trying to take the gnarled veteran's place. That usually causes the sparks to fly. That ranks as...
  • William C. Preston in Hernando Today
    Sen. William Campbell Preston of South Carolina predicted that, "Every whippersnapper vagabond ...... might think it proper to have his name distinguished in the same way."

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