tweeny

[ twee-nee ]
/ ˈtwi ni /
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noun, plural tween·ies.

British Informal. an auxiliary maid.

Nearby words

  1. tweedledum,
  2. tweedledum and tweedledee,
  3. tweedsmuir,
  4. tweedy,
  5. tweenager,
  6. tweeps,
  7. tweet,
  8. tweeter,
  9. tweeze,
  10. tweezer

Origin of tweeny

First recorded in 1885–90; (be)tween + -y2

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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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