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what makes someone tick

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weenie

modifier

: You'd never know that weenie voice belonged to a gorilla

noun
  1. (also wiener or weener) A frankfurter; hot dog: this wienie and kraut combination (1911+)
  2. (also wiener or weener) The penis; esp, the relaxed penis
  3. (also weeniehead or weiner-head) An ineffectual, despised person; jerk, wimp: She plans to be a weenie, is a weenie, asks to be loved anyway, and is loved anyway/ Anybody who zips their coat when the temperature is higher than zero is an automatic weenie (1960s+)
  4. (also ween) A very serious student; Greasy Grind, throat: Premeds known to their less pressurized campus colleagues as throats and weenies/ Weens are strange creatures with pallid faces, glassy eyes, and calculators strapped to their belts (1970s+ College students)
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play hide the weenie

[fr German Wienerwurst, ''Vienna sausage,'' with pejorative senses developing fr its penile shape]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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