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whiffet

[hwif-it, wif-]
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noun
  1. Informal. an insignificant person; whippersnapper.
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Origin of whiffet

1795–1805, Americanism; whiff1 + -et, modeled on whippet
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  • The kingbird will worry the hawk as a whiffet dog will worry a bear.

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7

    Various

  • So by the time old Whiffet was ready to begin every bench was filled.

  • The king-bird will worry the hawk as a whiffet dog will worry a bear.

  • Needless to say Whiffet kept her plan a secret as she knew that Mother Squirrel would never consent.

    Whiffet Squirrel

    Julia Greene

  • Just then Polly turned over in her sleep and Whiffet scampered up the limb and back home as fast as she could run.

    Whiffet Squirrel

    Julia Greene