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pipsqueak

[ pip-skweek ]
/ ˈpɪpˌskwik /
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noun Informal.

a contemptibly small or unimportant person; a twerp.

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Origin of pipsqueak

First recorded in 1895–1900; pip4 + squeak

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British Dictionary definitions for pipsqueak

pipsqueak
/ (ˈpɪpˌskwiːk) /

noun

informal a person or thing that is insignificant or contemptible

Word Origin for pipsqueak

C20: from pip ² + squeak
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