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A person considered to be insignificant, especially because they are small or young.
insignificant person, nobody, nonentity, non-person, gnat, insect, cipher, pygmyView synonyms
- ‘Some articles included Amis's response to the review: ‘I think he's even more of a talentless pipsqueak than I did before.’’
- ‘I can handle him and anything the little pipsqueak tries to dish out.’
- ‘But none of this keeps the $9 billion giant from popping-off like a pipsqueak, as it's been doing in a recent ad campaign tied-in to the Olympics.’
- ‘Funny how a pipsqueak like him could inspire such fear.’
- ‘Yet for all this muscle-flexing, Patni remains a relative pipsqueak.’
- ‘So, it was that my pipsqueak of a brother was named Aseem by my parents and I was just plain, old-fashioned Seema.’
- ‘It's a media business, all right, though still a pipsqueak.’
- ‘He struck me as a moral pipsqueak who didn't even think what he had launched would be as horrific as it was.’
- ‘There are some sauces that make the Enormous Omelet, calorie-wise, look like a pipsqueak.’
- ‘An absolute star, he glittered on stage while the party's pipsqueaks huddled around trying to catch some rays of reflected glory.’
- ‘Think of America not as the playground bully but as the well-muscled mild-mannered good kid who finally hauls off and whacks the loudmouth pipsqueak who won't stop bugging him.’
- ‘As far as cosmopolitan cities go, it makes Toronto look like a pipsqueak.’
- ‘Least understandable, though, is the Mercury music prize, with its piffling purse and its pompous panel of five pipsqueaks.’
- ‘Why would you waste and/or risk your time engaging with a pipsqueak who might have a point?’
- ‘Granted, dominating a bunch of relative pipsqueaks does not qualify one for NBA readiness.’
- ‘You're not going to take that from a little pipsqueak are you?’
- ‘And to Washington, Iran is a pipsqueak with a goliath complex and a nuclear game plan.’
- ‘He might be a pipsqueak, but still, having a nine year old put his full wait on me isn't fun.’
- ‘What I say is that what goes for the ‘titans of the media’ also goes for the pipsqueaks of the media.’
- ‘I'm about average height now, I like to think, but I was a pipsqueak as a kid.’
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