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pipsqueak

(ˈpɪpˌskwiːk)
n
informal a person or thing that is insignificant or contemptible
[C20: from pip2 + squeak]

pip•squeak

(ˈpɪpˌskwik)

n.
Informal. a contemptibly small or unimportant person.
[1895–1900]
Translations

pipsqueak

[ˈpɪpskwiːk] Nfantoche m, pintamonas mf inv

pipsqueak

n (inf)Winzling m (inf)
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Over the last 130 million years or so, flowers have evolved from pollen-making pipsqueaks about a millimeter across to include blossoms that are large, showy and fragrant.
As befits any modern reality pop TV phenomenon worth their short spell in the limelight, they come riding in on a gargantuan publicity wave that nearly drowns whatever sounds the pipsqueaks make on record.
Pipsqueaks like Liam Byrne, the Labour MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill and Chief Secretary to the Treasury, reckons Kraft won't cut jobs at Bournville because there's nowhere else capable of producing chocolate on the scale churned out in Brum.
On the other hand we have a list of many pipsqueaks who are absurdly honoured.
Those dreaded words conjured up images of punters being ripped off mercilessly by a bunch of money-grabbing individuals intent on squeezing the poor pipsqueaks who kept them in a life of luxury.
50 years ago composer Gerald Finzi wrote of Diana Mc Veagh's book on Elgar, that she had more acumen than most of the little pipsqueaks who write musical criticism.
They have not, from popocratic pipsqueaks such as Otis Ferry to Harry Meade, the fox-hunting fool who held the party,helped Harry.
Fat Pat was a formidable figure, how would she be driven off by pipsqueaks Ian and Barry?
More than a few figured that would have at least offered a more interesting championship series than Allen Iverson and his merry band of pipsqueaks getting rolled over in five games.
These colors are also available in new 64 Box versions of Pipsqueaks markers and colored pencils created in honor of the birthday.
And, towering over all, stands the imposing figure of Tristram Ricketts, who, despite a rebuff from one of Tony Blair's pipsqueaks, remains firm in his determination to press for the creation of a Ministry of the Horse.