whipster

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from whip +‎ -ster. Rather from the verb than the noun.

Noun[edit]

whipster (plural whipsters)

  1. (informal, dated) a scholastic often pedantic person, wise guy
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 3, ch. IV, Happy
      Every pitifullest whipster that walks within a skin has his head filled with the notion that he is, shall be, or by all human and divine laws ought to be, ‘happy.’ His wishes, the pitifullest whipster’s, are to be fulfilled for him; his days, the pitifullest whipster’s, are to flow on in ever-gentle current of enjoyment, impossible even for the gods.

References[edit]

  • (dutch) Van Dale Groot Woordenboek Engels-Nederlands & Nederlands-Engels

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