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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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  • And the girl spoiled everything, as peewee Harris always said that girls are forever doing.

    Tom Slade at Black Lake Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • peewee demanded, regaining his seat after an inglorious tumble.

    Tom Slade at Black Lake Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Roy Blakeley heard these words as in a dream, and even peewee was silent.

    Tom Slade at Black Lake Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • "Gee, I'm not scared of girls, that's one thing," peewee informed them.

    Tom Slade at Black Lake Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • It always seemed to me that the peewee birds sang very dolefully after I had had my jacket warmed.

    Hoosier Mosaics Maurice Thompson
  • To my certain knowledge young peewee, as they call him, hasn't grown a half an inch in two years.

    Tom Slade at Black Lake Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • As if by common consent Roy's troop left it for him to answer, and even peewee was quiet.

    Tom Slade at Black Lake Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • One troop was coming all the way from Idaho—to see peewee Harris eat pie, perhaps.

    Tom Slade at Black Lake Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • And at that everybody laughed out loud, and somebody gave peewee an apple which kept him quiet for a while.

    Tom Slade at Black Lake Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • The peewee loves to place his nest under the eaves of a sheltering porch, and the phœbe is no less sociable.

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
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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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