pipsqueak

[ pip-skweek ]
/ ˈpɪpˌskwik /

noun Informal.

a contemptibly small or unimportant person; a twerp.

Nearby words

  1. pippa,
  2. pipper,
  3. pipperoo,
  4. pippin,
  5. pipsissewa,
  6. pipy,
  7. piqua,
  8. piquancy,
  9. piquant,
  10. piquantly

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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Word Origin and History for pipsqueak

pipsqueak

n.

also pip-squeak, 1910, from the trivial noise a young or weak creature makes.

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