Verboticism: Whiffersnapper

'It reminds me of when our kids were babies.'

DEFINITION: n. A wayward scent or aroma which invokes distant memories of one's childhood or younger days. v. To be suddenly catapulted into the past by a very strong odor.

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: wiff-a-snap-a

Sentence: Mmmm! there's something about the whiffersnapper of packaging materials, that takes me right back to the Christmas parcel Grandma used to send us half way around the world.

Etymology: whiff (scent) + whippersnaper (youth)

Points: 884

Comments: Whiffersnapper

Jabberwocky - 2009-03-23: 12:30:00
love it!

silveryaspen - 2009-03-23: 14:02:00
Whiffersnapper conjures up the crackle of the enlightening smell in the air! Wheffervescent!

Nosila - 2009-03-23: 23:05:00
Enjoyed it...whiff love!