from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A person regarded as insignificant and contemptible.
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- n. A fool, a twit.
- n. A small or puny person; one regarded as insignificant, contemptible.
- n. A person who can be bullied playfully, or easily teased. Sometimes used as a pet-name (often for a younger sibling).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who is regarded as contemptible
If you are not careful this Skywalker twerp is going to hand you your head soon.
I hope this twerp is leaving brown and yellow stains all over the walls and where-ever he’s seated.
Republicans on the Hill, on the radio and on cable news seemed to have forgotten how ridiculous George W. Bush looked when he performed his pee-pants-dance in public; acting like a petulant, entitled twerp who could, at any moment, very nearly regress into an actual terrible-twos tantrum, only to pull himself back at the last second and find some restraint just before reflexively dropping to the ground in a raging tempest of elbows, fists and teeth.
In it, she calls me a "twerp," quotes that last paragraph, and ends:
And yes yes yes "twerp" like many words in our living language has come a ways since the grunt age.
Why else would a father go as far as to remind his offspring not to be a "twerp"?
Dave1999 Is anyone familiar with the word 'twerp'?
Think you're right, n, hence the use of 'twerp', one of my more endearing terms for nulabbers:)
That little twerp has followed us several times all the way from Riberas to where he HOPED we'd illegally turn into La Floresta.
If anything, that kind of bleating from that sanctimonious twerp confirms that extending benefits to same-sex partners is exactly the right thing to do.