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wee

[wee] /wi/
adjective, weer, weest.
1.
little; very small.
2.
very early:
in the wee hours of the morning.
Origin
1150
before 1150 for an earlier sense; Middle English we, variant of wei (small) quantity, Old English wēg, Anglian form of wǣge weight, akin to wegan to weigh1
Synonyms
1. tiny, diminutive; minuscule.
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British Dictionary definitions for weest

wee1

/wiː/
adjective
1.
very small; tiny; minute
noun
2.
(mainly Scot) a short time (esp in the phrase bide a wee.)
Word Origin
C13: from Old English wǣgweight

wee2

/wiː/
noun
1.
  1. the act or an instance of urinating
  2. urine
verb
2.
(intransitive) to urinate
Also called wee-wee
Word Origin
of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for weest

wee

adj.

"extremely small," mid-15c., from earlier noun use in sense of "quantity, amount" (cf. a littel wei "a little thing or amount," c.1300), from Old English wæge "weight" (see weigh). Adj. use wee bit apparently developed as parallel to such forms as a bit thing "a little thing." Wee hours is attested by 1891, from Scot. wee sma' hours (1787, Burns). Wee folk "faeries" is recorded from 1819. Weeny "tiny, small" is from 1790.

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Related Abbreviations for weest

WEE

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