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  1. twerp, twirp, twitnoun

    someone who is regarded as contemptible


  1. twerpnoun

    A fool, a twit.

    Now you've broken it, you twerp!

  2. twerpnoun

    A small or puny person; one regarded as insignificant, contemptible.

    Get out of my way, you little twerp!

  3. twerpnoun

    A person who can be bullied playfully, or easily teased. Sometimes used as a pet-name (often for a younger sibling).

  4. Etymology: 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.


  1. Twerp

    Twerp is a 2013 children's book by Mark M. Goldblatt about a little boy named Julian who is friends with a boy named Lonnie. Bullying is one theme of the book. This book is to help people remember "what makes a good friend".It was published by Random House (ISBN 978-0375971426).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of twerp in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of twerp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. omnifarious
    • B. eminent
    • C. unsealed
    • D. equivalent

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