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tweeny

[twee-nee] /ˈtwi ni/
noun, plural tweenies.
1.
'tween (def 2).
2.
British Informal. an auxiliary maid.
Origin of tweeny
1885-1890
1885-90; (be)tween + -y2
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tweeny

/ˈtwiːnɪ/
noun (pl) tweenies
1.
(Brit, informal, obsolete) a maid who assists both cook and housemaid
2.
(informal) Also tweenie
  1. a child of approximately eight to fourteen years of age
  2. (as modifier): tweeny magazines
Word Origin
C19: shortened from between (for sense 1, that is, a maid between cook and housemaid)
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