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[wee-nee] /ˈwi ni/ Informal.
noun, plural weenies.
adjective, weenier, weeniest.
tiny; very small:
Give me just the weeniest little piece, please.


or weeny, wienie

[wee-nee] /ˈwi ni/
Informal. a wiener.
Slang. penis.
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) Unabridged
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  • The f'owers is weeny, weeny buds at first, and then they gets big.

    A Christmas Child Mrs. Molesworth
  • I wonder what he would do if I gave him just a teeny, weeny touch with the whip!

  • Peter had been out all night this time, but he wasn't sleepy, not the least teeny, weeny bit.

  • When she was a tiny, weeny thing she was always crying and fretful.

    Our Bessie Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • An I had a streak of luck this avenin, an I bought the weeny thing two of the purtiest apples I could find.

    In Wild Rose Time Amanda M. Douglas
  • Every teeny, weeny act, no matter what it is, affects somebody else.

    Blacky the Crow Thornton W. Burgess
  • I just peeped in and it looked so good I thought I'd take just a weeny taste.

    Anne Of Avonlea Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • She gave him a tail just like any other bird, only it was a teeny, weeny tail.

    Mother West Wind "When" Stories Thornton W. Burgess
  • Then she reached out and took hold of Mr. Hummingbird's teeny, weeny bill.

    Mother West Wind "When" Stories Thornton W. Burgess
  • And she gave him a bill, only it was a teeny, weeny bill and it was short.

    Mother West Wind "When" Stories Thornton W. Burgess
British Dictionary definitions for weeny


adjective -nier, -niest, -sier, -siest
(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 weeny



"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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for weeny



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


  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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