snowflake - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈsnəʊˌfleɪk/
singularsnowflake
pluralsnowflakes
  1. 1
    a single piece of snow that falls from the sky
  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    an insulting term used to criticise anyone who objects to your views or actions, implying that they are fragile and delicate

    In calling someone a snowflake, you are not just shutting down their opinion, but telling them off for being offended that you are doing so.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 28/11/2016