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weenie

or weeny, wienie

[wee-nee] /ˈwi ni/
noun
1.
Informal. a wiener.
2.
Slang. penis.
3.
Slang. an insignificant, disliked person.
Origin of weenie
wien(er) + -ie; (def 3) probably influenced by or continuous with weeny small child, noun use of weeny tiny (see wee, teeny-weeny)

weeny

[wee-nee] /ˈwi ni/ Informal.
noun, plural weenies.
1.
adjective, weenier, weeniest.
2.
tiny; very small:
Give me just the weeniest little piece, please.
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  • Then, when the coals are good, we toast sandwiches and roast ‘weenies’ and toast marshmallows.

    Mary Jane's City Home Clara Ingram Judson
  • We played cards and danced, and roasted weenies and marshmallows.

    I Married a Ranger Dama Margaret Smith
British Dictionary definitions for weenies

weeny

/ˈwiːnɪ/
adjective -nier, -niest, -sier, -siest
1.
(informal) very small; tiny
Word Origin
C18: from wee1 with the ending -ny as in tiny
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Word Origin and History for weenies

weenie

n.

"frankfurter," 1906, with slang sense of "penis" following soon after, from German wienerwurst "Vienna sausage" (see wiener). Meaning "ineffectual person" is 1963; pejorative sense via penis shape, or perhaps from weenie in the sense of "small" (see wee).

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Slang definitions & phrases for weenies

weenie

modifier

: You'd never know that weenie voice belonged to a gorilla

noun

  1. (also wiener or weener) A frankfurter; hot dog: this wienie and kraut combination (1911+)
  2. (also wiener or weener) The penis; esp, the relaxed penis
  3. (also weeniehead or weiner-head) An ineffectual, despised person; jerk, wimp: She plans to be a weenie, is a weenie, asks to be loved anyway, and is loved anyway/ Anybody who zips their coat when the temperature is higher than zero is an automatic weenie (1960s+)
  4. (also ween) A very serious student; Greasy Grind, throat: Premeds known to their less pressurized campus colleagues as throats and weenies/ Weens are strange creatures with pallid faces, glassy eyes, and calculators strapped to their belts (1970s+ College students)

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play hide the weenie

[fr German Wienerwurst, ''Vienna sausage,'' with pejorative senses developing fr its penile shape]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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