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10 Words That Will Immediately Make You Sound Old

Reader's Digest Logo By Jennifer Brozak of Reader's Digest | Slide 2 of 10: This word, which is an alteration of the term 'snippersnapper,' first appeared in the 1700s, making it abundantly clear that even our earliest ancestors were easily annoyed by petulant children. In its more modern form, the term relates to an overconfident child or young person who acts more important than he or she actually is: 'That clueless whippersnapper doesn't know a darn thing about life!' Watch out for these signs your body is aging faster than you are.

Whippersnapper

This word, which is an alteration of the term 'snippersnapper,' first appeared in the 1700s, making it abundantly clear that even our earliest ancestors were easily annoyed by petulant children. In its more modern form, the term relates to an overconfident child or young person who acts more important than he or she actually is: 'That clueless whippersnapper doesn't know a darn thing about life!' Watch out for these signs your body is aging faster than you are.
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