This is a European word that goes back to the 1600s. It was used to refer to a tinny bag in which you can carry coins. This name was derived from the word ‘’ notebook’’ as it can be equally carried in one’s pocket.
Today, the word is out of fashion as all the young women now call their pocketbooks ‘’purses or handbags.’’
Whippersnapper is an alteration of ‘’ snippersnapper’’ that has appeared in the 1700s. This old-fashioned term was used by our ancestors to describe petulant children who are overconfident and show no respect for others, especially older people.