AskDefine | Define twerp

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twerp n : someone who is regarded as contemptible [syn: twirp, twit]

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Etymology

Unknown, but may be a dialectal form of dwarf.

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Noun

  1. (British colloquial) A fool, a twit.
    Now you've broken it, you twerp!
  2. (American colloquial) A small or puny person; one regarded as insignificant, contemptible.
    Get out of my way, you little twerp!
  3. (American colloquial) A person who can be bullied playfully, or easily teased. Sometimes used as a pet-name (often for a younger sibling).

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