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peewee

[ pee-wee ]
/ ˈpiˌwi /
Informal.
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adjective

very small; tiny.
insignificant or inconsequential: a player sent to the peewee leagues.

noun

a person or thing that is unusually small.
an animal that is small for its kind; runt.
Marbles. a small playing marble, often one made of clay rather than glass.

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Origin of peewee

First recorded in 1885–90; rhyming compound based on wee
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British Dictionary definitions for peewee

peewee
/ (ˈpiːwiː) /

noun

a variant spelling of pewee
a variant (esp Scot) of peewit
Australian another name for magpie lark
Canadian
  1. an age level of 12 to 13 in amateur sport, esp ice hockey
  2. (as modifier)peewee hockey
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