adjective (teensier; -est) Etymology: baby-talk alteration of teeny Date: 1899 tiny

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  • teensy — ► ADJECTIVE (teensier, teensiest) informal ▪ very tiny. ORIGIN probably from TEENY(Cf. ↑teeny) …   English terms dictionary

  • teensy — adjective tiny Theres only a teensy chance that Ill be able to make your party, as Im up to my eyeballs in work. Syn: incy wincy, itsy bitsy, microscopic, minuscule, minute, teensy weensy, teeny weeny, tincy, tincy wincy …   Wiktionary

  • teensy — teeny / teensy [adj] very small diminutive, Lilliputian, microscopic, miniature, minuscule, minute, teensy weensy*, teeny weeny*, tiny, wee, weeny*; concepts 773,789 Ant. big, enormous, huge, large …   New thesaurus

  • teensy — adj. Teensy is used with these nouns: ↑bit …   Collocations dictionary

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

  • teensy — /ˈtinsi/ (say teensee), / zi/ (say zee) adjective very, very small; almost negligible: a teensy little cut …   Australian English dictionary

  • teensy — adj. (teensier, teensiest) colloq. = TEENY. Phrases and idioms: teensy weensy = teeny weeny …   Useful english dictionary

  • teensy — /teen see/, adj., teensier, teensiest. teeny; tiny. [see TEENY, SY] * * * …   Universalium

  • teensy — [ ti:nzi, si] adjective (teensier, teensiest) informal very small; tiny. Origin C19 (orig. US dialect): prob. an extension of teeny …   English new terms dictionary

  • teensy — teen·sy …   English syllables

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