- little; very small.
- very early: in the wee hours of the morning.
Origin of wee
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- 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 weest
"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.