Origin of teeny
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Related Wordsmicroscopic, wee, tiny, diminutive, miniature, minuscule, minute, Lilliputian, teensy, teensy-weensy, teeny-weeny, weeny
Examples from the Web for teeny
This time, the teeny bopper is Alison Gold, who is forced to sing “Chinese Food.”Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock Play ‘Chopsticks,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Parody, and More Viral Videos
October 20, 2013
Because of the nature of the app—and the teeny, twangy language it employs—Lulu unsurprisingly targets girls on college campuses.Meet Lulu: An App That Lets Girls Rate Guys Anonymously
August 22, 2013
There was the T-shirt in Oregon reading FERRARO (in huge letters) and Mondale (teeny type).Geraldine Ferraro Dies: Memories of Her 1984 Campaign
March 26, 2011
Despite all this sensational, restorative sex, Stone is a teeny bit defensive about his heterosexuality.Do I Have to Read Kisser?
February 13, 2010
A daiquiri is like a little vacation in a glass, and sometimes a little vacation in a glass with a teeny tiny beach umbrella.The Drink Hemingway Made Famous
June 24, 2009
It was such a teeny tiny voice that he could only just hear it.The Magic City
This is just a sample of one teeny bit of what she demanded.
I wonder what he would do if I gave him just a teeny, weeny touch with the whip!Chatterbox, 1906
He recommended a "teeny" glass of Benedictine, a bottle of which was kept ready.
Suppose she took a teeny nap as she did sometimes when she was waiting for Bridget.A Modern Cinderella
Amanda M. Douglas
- informal extremely small; tinyAlso: teeny-weeny (ˈtiːnɪˈwiːnɪ), teensy-weensy (ˈtiːnzɪˈwiːnzɪ)
C19: variant of tiny
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Word Origin and History for teeny
1825, alteration of tiny. Alternative form teensy is attested from 1899.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper