twerp

or twirp

[ twurp ]
/ twɜrp /

noun Slang.

an insignificant or despicable fellow: Her father thinks her boyfriend is just a twerp.

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Origin of twerp

First recorded in 1920–25; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for twerp

twerp

twirp

/ (twɜːp) /

noun

informal a silly, weak-minded, or contemptible person

Derived forms of twerp

twerpy or twirpy, adjective

Word Origin for twerp

C20: of unknown origin
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