- very small; tiny.
- insignificant or inconsequential: a player sent to the peewee leagues.
- 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.
Origin of peewee
Related Words for peeweeprecise, insignificant, tiny, infinitesimal, microscopic, minuscule, minimal, paltry, measly, inconsequential, frail, trivial, feeble, slight, teeny, miniature, puny, little, wee, minim
Examples from the Web for peewee
Historical Examples of peewee
And if you will not for my sake, then at least do so for the sake of Vipa (Peewee), your youngest daughter!The Swedish Fairy Book
"Gee, I'm not scared of girls, that's one thing," Peewee informed them.
Roy Blakeley heard these words as in a dream, and even Peewee was silent.
Peewee demanded, regaining his seat after an inglorious tumble.
To my certain knowledge young Peewee, as they call him, hasn't grown a half an inch in two years.
1877, "small, tiny, for children," a dialect word, possibly a varied reduplication of wee. Attested earlier (1848) as a noun meaning "a small marble." (Baseball Hall-of-Famer Harold "Peewee" Reese got his nickname because he was a marbles champion before he became a Dodgers shortstop.) As a type of bird (variously applied on different continents) it is attested from 1886, imitative of a bird cry.