Wee \Wee\, a. Very small; little. [Colloq. & Scot.] [1913 Webster]

A little wee face, with a little yellow beard. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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 O.E. wæge weight (see WEIGH (Cf. weigh)). Adj. use wee bit apparently developed as parallel to such… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Wee — Wee, n. [OE. we a bit, in a little we, probably originally meaning, a little way, the word we for wei being later taken as synonymous with little. See {Way}.] A little; a bit, as of space, time, or distance. [Obs. or Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wee — /wee/, adj., weer, weest. 1. little; very small. 2. very early: in the wee hours of the morning. [bef. 1150 for an earlier sense; ME we, var. of wei (small) quantity, OE weg, Anglian form of waege weight, akin to wegan to WEIGH1] Syn. 1. tiny,… …   Universalium

  • wee — [adj] very small, tiny bitsy*, bitty, diminutive, infinitesimal, insignificant, itsy bitsy*, itty bitty*, Lilliputian, little, microscopic, miniature, minuscular, minuscule, minute, negligible, pee wee*, petite, pint sized*, pocket size*, puny,… …   New thesaurus

  • wee — Ⅰ. wee [1] ► ADJECTIVE (weer, weest) chiefly Scottish ▪ little. ORIGIN Old English. Ⅱ. wee [2] informal, chiefly Brit. ► NOUN 1) …   English terms dictionary

  • wee — diminutive, tiny, teeny, weeny, *small, little, minute, microscopic, miniature, petite …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • wee — [wē] adj. weer, weest [ME we, wei, small quantity (only in north Eng & Scot dial.) < OE (Anglian) wege, weg < base of wegan, to bear: see WEIGH1] very small; tiny …   English World dictionary

  • wee — cock·a·wee; ke·wee·naw·an; ke·yau·wee; se·wee; wee; wee·ny; wee·shy; wee·ver; wee·vil; wee·viled; wee·vily; wick·a·wee; pee·wee; wee·shie; wee·villed; wee·vil·ly; …   English syllables

  • wee — wee1 [wi:] adj [usually before noun] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: wee small amount, short time (13 20 centuries), from Old English wAge weight ] 1.) informal very small used especially in Scottish English ▪ My wee boy is three. 2.) a wee bit… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wee — [[t]wi͟ː[/t]] wees, weeing, weed 1) ADJ: ADJ n Wee means small in size or extent. [SCOTTISH, INFORMAL] I ve got a wee kitten in the flat... He just needs to calm down a wee bit. Syn: little 2) VERB To wee means to urinate. Wee is an informa …   English dictionary

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