adjective Etymology: teeny + weeny Date: circa 1879 tiny

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  • teeny-weeny — If something is teensy weensy, it is very small indeed.( Teeny weeny and teensie weensie are also used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • teeny weeny — teeny [ˈtiːni] or teeny weeny [ˌtiːni ˈwiːni] adj informal very small …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • teeny weeny — adjective INFORMAL extremely small. This word is often used by children or when speaking to them …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • teeny-weeny — (also teensy weensy) ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ very tiny …   English terms dictionary

  • teeny-weeny — [tēn′zē wēn′zē, tēn′sē wēn′sētē′nē wē′nē] adj. Informal very small; tiny: a facetious imitation of child s talk: also teensy weensy [tēn′zē wēn′zē, tēn′sē wēn′sē] …   English World dictionary

  • teeny weeny — UK US adjective informal extremely small This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children . Thesaurus: words used by or to young childrenhyponym small in sizesynonym words used mainly by young peoplehyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • teeny weeny — tee|ny wee|ny [ˌti:ni ˈwi:ni] adj also teen|sy ween|sy [ˌti:nzi ˈwi:nzi] informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: weeny very small (1700 1800) from WEE1 + tiny. teensy weensy 1900 2000 Probably from teeny weeny] a word meaning very small used… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • teeny-weeny — /tee nee wee nee/, adj. Baby Talk. tiny; small. Also, teenie weenie. [1875 80; TEENY + weeny tiny; see WEENIE] * * * …   Universalium

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

  • teeny-weeny — very small, tiny, itsy bitsy    Look at its teeny weeny tail! It s so cute! …   English idioms

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