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peewee

[pee-wee] /ˈpiˌwi/ Informal.
adjective
1.
very small; tiny.
2.
insignificant or inconsequential:
a player sent to the peewee leagues.
noun
3.
a person or thing that is unusually small.
4.
an animal that is small for its kind; runt.
5.
Marbles. a small playing marble, often one made of clay rather than glass.
Origin of peewee
1885-1890
1885-90; rhyming compound based on wee
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  • The park has a rock crawling section, peewee track and mud bogs.
British Dictionary definitions for peewee

peewee

/ˈpiːwiː/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of pewee
2.
a variant (esp Scot) of peewit
3.
(Austral) another name for magpie lark
4.
(Canadian)
  1. an age level of 12 to 13 in amateur sport, esp ice hockey
  2. (as modifier): peewee hockey

pewee

/ˈpiːwiː/
noun
1.
any of several small North American flycatchers of the genus Contopus, having a greenish-brown plumage
Word Origin
C19: imitative of its cry
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Word Origin and History for peewee
adj.

1877, "small, tiny, for children," a dialect word, possibly a varied reduplication of wee. Attested earlier (1848) as a noun meaning "a small marble." (Baseball Hall-of-Famer Harold "Peewee" Reese got his nickname because he was a marbles champion before he became a Dodgers shortstop.) As a type of bird (variously applied on different continents) it is attested from 1886, imitative of a bird cry.

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Slang definitions & phrases for peewee

peewee

noun

A short or small person, animal, etc: That peewee doesn't scare me (1877+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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