adjective Etymology: baby-talk alteration of teeny-weeny Date: circa 1906 tiny

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  • teensy-weensy — adjective (used informally) very small a wee tot • Syn: ↑bitty, ↑bittie, ↑teensy, ↑teentsy, ↑teeny, ↑wee, ↑weeny, ↑weensy, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • teensy-weensy — /teen see ween see/, adj. Baby Talk. tiny; small. Also, teentsy weentsy /teent see weent see/, teensie weensie. [alter. of TEENY WEENY; see SY] * * * …   Universalium

  • teensy-weensy — teen·sy ween·sy …   English syllables

  • teensy-weensy — teen′sy ween′sy [[t]ˈwin si[/t]] also tee′ny wee′ny adj. baby talk sts tiny; small • Etymology: 1895–1900; alter. of teeny weeny, redupl. and alter. of teeny …   From formal English to slang

  • teensy-weensy — Go to teeny weeny …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • teensy-weensy — [“tini”wini AND “tintsi”wintsi] mod. tiny. □ It was just a teeny weeny sin. □ This one is too teeny weeny. □ Could you move just a teenie weenie bit to the left? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • weensy — adjective (used informally) very small a wee tot • Syn: ↑bitty, ↑bittie, ↑teensy, ↑teentsy, ↑teeny, ↑wee, ↑weeny, ↑teensy weensy, ↑ …   Useful english 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

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