noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1806 1. pewee 2. one that is diminutive or small; especially a small child 3. an age-specific level of youth sports; also a member of a team in a peewee league • peewee adjective

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  • peewee — (adj.) 1877, small, tiny, for children, a dialect word, possibly a varied reduplication of wee. Attested earlier (1848) as a noun meaning a small marble. (Baseball Hall of Famer Harold Peewee Reese got his nickname because he was a marbles… …   Etymology dictionary

  • peewee — ☆ peewee [pē′wē΄ ] n. [prob. echoic redupl. of WEE] 1. Informal a person or thing that is unusually small 2. alt. sp. of PEWEE …   English World dictionary

  • peewee — I. /ˈpiwi / (say peewee) noun Especially Qld, NSW and ACT → magpie lark. {imitative of the bird s cry} II. /ˈpiwi / (say peewee) noun 1. a small person or thing. 2. a small playing marble. 3. Also, peewee hat. a bowler hat. 4. → pee wee. { …   Australian English dictionary

  • peewee — /pee wee /, Informal. adj. 1. very small; tiny. 2. insignificant or inconsequential: a player sent to the peewee leagues. n. 3. a person or thing that is unusually small. 4. an animal that is small for its kind; runt. 5. Marbles. a small playing… …   Universalium

  • peewee — noun a) A short or small person; a small object. Is five too young for peewee football? b) A player in a sports league for very young children …   Wiktionary

  • peewee — Synonyms and related words: Lilliputian, Tom Thumb, bairn, bantam, banty, bitsy, bitty, brownie, button, cherub, child, chit, darling, diminutive, dwarf, dwarfish, elf, featherweight, fine, fingerling, gnome, homunculus, innocent, itsy bitsy, kid …   Moby Thesaurus

  • peewee — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Informal. Extremely small: diminutive, dwarf, Lilliputian, midget, miniature, minuscule, minute2, pygmy, tiny, wee. Informal: pintsize, pintsized, teensy, teensy weensy, teeny, teeny weeny, weeny. See BIG …   English dictionary for students

  • peewee — n. midget, dwarf; runt, person or creature that is small for its kind …   English contemporary dictionary

  • peewee — noun 1》 Scottish the lapwing. 2》 N. Amer. variant spelling of pewee. 3》 [as modifier] N. Amer. denoting a level of amateur sport for children aged eight or nine (in the US) or twelve or thirteen (in Canada). Origin C19: senses 1 and 2 imitative;… …   English new terms dictionary

  • peewee — pee·wee …   English syllables

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