Definitions for TWERPtwɜrp
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Slang. an insignificant or despicable person.
Category: Status (usage)
Origin of twerp:
1920–25; orig. uncert.
twerp, twirp, twit(noun)
someone who is regarded as contemptible
A fool, a twit.
Now you've broken it, you twerp!
A small or puny person; one regarded as insignificant, contemptible.
Get out of my way, you little twerp!
A person who can be bullied playfully, or easily teased. Sometimes used as a pet-name (often for a younger sibling).
Origin: Of uncertain origin. The Oxford English Dictionary writes that it may have been coined (perhaps by ) around 1910 from the name of T. W. Earp. However, the Dictionary of American Slang writes that it was in use in 1874. It may be a form of dwarf (compare Middle English dwerf, Low German Twarg). It may derive from the onomatopoeia twirp.
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