- little; very small.
- very early: in the wee hours of the morning.
Origin of wee
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Examples from the Web for wee
How about baby drama with little Abijean and the Wee Baby Seamus?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS
January 8, 2015
In the wee hours of Christmas morning, a flight deal was shared in an exclusive Facebook group for urban travelers.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement
January 4, 2015
This was the real deal, we wee Dylanologists told ourselves, this was pure…what?Digging the Gold in Dylan’s ‘Basement’
November 5, 2014
So, what were Putin and Berlusconi doing in the wee hours of Friday morning?Was Putin’s Midnight Visit to Berlusconi About Bunga Bunga?
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October 19, 2014
But this new study indicates that Weiner may be (is definitely) going a wee bit overboard.Wait, We Actually LIKE Spoilers!?
October 16, 2014
Aye, but it's that wee bit that makes all the difference, Mr. Cairnduff!
"I'll go downstairs now for a wee while," Mrs. MacDermott said.
"Och, he's mebbe only a wee bit out of sorts," John answered.
I thought at first you were having me on, but I think now you're only a wee fool.
Sure, you have to tell a wee bit of a lie now and again, or you'd never get your way at all.
- very small; tiny; minute
- mainly Scot a short time (esp in the phrase bide a wee.)
- the act or an instance of urinating
- (intr) to urinate
Word Origin and History for wee
"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 Old English wæge "weight" (see weigh). Adj. use wee bit apparently developed as parallel to such forms as a bit thing "a little thing." Wee hours is attested by 1891, from Scot. wee sma' hours (1787, Burns). Wee folk "faeries" is recorded from 1819. Weeny "tiny, small" is from 1790.