teeny

[tee-nee]
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Origin of teeny

1815–25; blend of tiny and wee
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teeny

adjective -nier or -niest
  1. informal extremely small; tinyAlso: teeny-weeny (ˈtiːnɪˈwiːnɪ), teensy-weensy (ˈtiːnzɪˈwiːnzɪ)

Word Origin for teeny

C19: variant of tiny
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Word Origin and History for teeny
adj.

1825, alteration of tiny. Alternative form teensy is attested from 1899.

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