Where Did the Word Whippersnapper Originate?

Answer

The word whippersnapper originated from the 17th century around 1665 to 1675. This word was based on the phrase snipper snapper which referred to a young man who was worthless. This word was used to refer to men who had a habit of standing around street corners all day snapping whips.
Q&A Related to "Where Did the Word Whippersnapper Originate?"
Well it has to do with cowboys, no less, and the task of looking after
http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-origin-...
You have some good answers but you asked for the origin and here it is : In the 17th century (London, Paris and other large cities) one could see young idle men who liked to think
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200812...
I have heard of two different origins. One is that a young whippersnapper is what they called young cowboys before they learned the trick of the trade. The first skill they mastered
http://www.webanswers.com/social-sciences/language...
England. The. English word. whippersnapper. appeared in 1674, apparently as a "jingling extension" (according to the. OED. of. *whip-snapper, meaning "a cracker of
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_the_term_'whippers...
Explore this Topic
According to popular information, the word 'renege' originates from the year 1548 and is considered Latin. Medieval Latin reveals some of the earliest references ...
The word shampoo has its origins in the Indian word champo. Champo is a word that refers to kneading or squeezing in the Indian community. The word is derived ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com