teeny

teeny

[tee-nee]
adjective, teenier, teeniest.

Origin:
1815–25; blend of tiny and wee

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teeny (ˈtiːnɪ)
 
adj , -nier, -niest
informal teeny-weeny, Also: teensy-weensy extremely small; tiny
 
[C19: variant of tiny]

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teeny
1825, alteration of tiny. Alternative form teensy is attested from 1899.
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teenie definition


and teeny
  1. n.
    a sixteenth. (Securities markets. From sixteenth. One sixteenth of a point in a stock price. See also steenth.) : It's going at three and two teenies at the moment.
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