- whiplash injury,
- whipping boy,
- whipping cream,
- whipping post
Origin of whippersnapper
Examples from the Web for whippersnapper
We meet our snapper first as a whippersnapper—shot by who knows?How Horst Captured Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, and Vivien Leigh—and Changed Fashion Photography|Patrick Strudwick|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here is the proof: even as a whippersnapper, young Rand seemed to love the cornea.
What any decent, respectable, hard-working man would do,—bring back the girl and horsewhip that whippersnapper.Green Valley|Katharine Reynolds
By my sowl thin, you know betther thoughts than your own, Mr. Whippersnapper, if that's the name you go by.Stories of Comedy|Various
You don't mean to say, Aaron Bickford, that you let a whippersnapper like that defy you?The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus|Horatio Alger Jr.
Would you try to frighten me with that whippersnapper thing?Little Johannes|Frederik van Eeden
And a whippersnapper fellow like Perez, a narrow-minded slow-coach, with no taste or spirit, dared to dispute the place with him!Froth|Armando Palacio Valds
Word Origin for whippersnapper
1670s, apparently a "jingling extension" [OED] of *whip-snapper "a cracker of whips," or perhaps an alteration of snipper-snapper (1580s). Cf. also late 16c. whipperginnie, a term of abuse for a woman.