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twee

[twee] /twi/
adjective, Chiefly British
1.
affectedly dainty or quaint:
twee writing about furry little creatures.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; apparently reduced from tweet (perhaps via pronunciation twiʔ), mimicking child's pronunciation of sweet
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Examples for twee
  • It was too dark and scary for kids, but the robots were too twee for adults.
British Dictionary definitions for twee

twee

/twiː/
adjective
1.
(Brit) excessively sentimental, sweet, or pretty
Derived Forms
tweely, adverb
tweeness, noun
Word Origin
C19: from tweet, mincing or affected pronunciation of sweet
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Word Origin and History for twee
twee
"tiny, dainty, miniature," 1905, from childish pronunciation of sweet.
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Slang definitions & phrases for twee

twee

adjective

Tiny; dainty; miniature; cute: no tiny, twee money to dole out

[1905+; fr tweet, a childish pronunciation of sweet]


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