twee

[twee]
adjective Chiefly British.
affectedly dainty or quaint: twee writing about furry little creatures.

Origin:
1900–05; apparently reduced from tweet (perhaps via pronunciation twiʔ), mimicking child's pronunciation of sweet

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twee (twiː)
 
adj
(Brit) excessively sentimental, sweet, or pretty
 
[C19: from tweet, mincing or affected pronunciation of sweet]
 
'tweely
 
adv
 
'tweeness
 
n

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twee
"tiny, dainty, miniature," 1905, from childish pronunciation of sweet.
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It was too dark and scary for kids, but the robots were too twee for adults.
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