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tweeny

[ twee-nee ]
/ ˈtwi ni /
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noun, plural tween·ies.
British Informal. an auxiliary maid.
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Origin of tweeny

First recorded in 1885–90; (be)tween + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for tweeny

tweeny
/ (ˈtwiːnɪ) /

noun plural tweenies
British informal, obsolete a maid who assists both cook and housemaid
Also: tweenie informal
  1. a child of approximately eight to fourteen years of age
  2. (as modifier)tweeny magazines

Word Origin for tweeny

C19: shortened from between (for sense 1, that is, a maid between cook and housemaid)
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