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tweeny

[ twee-nee ]

noun

, plural tween·ies.
  1. British Informal. an auxiliary maid.


tweeny

/ ˈtwiːnɪ /

noun

  1. informal.
    a maid who assists both cook and housemaid
  2. informal.
    Alsotweenie
    1. a child of approximately eight to fourteen years of age
    2. ( as modifier )

      tweeny magazines



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Word History and Origins

Origin of tweeny1

First recorded in 1885–90; (be)tween + -y 2

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tweeny1

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

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Example Sentences

But still, the parents of tweeny 1D fans worldwide won't know quite what to make of this.

The site shills an assortment of tweeny, vaguely Blair Waldorfy dresses, sweaters and coats.

A touch on that lever, Tweeny, and in a few moments bonfires would be blazing all round the shore.

Tweeny, as the Gov. has chosen me to wait on him, please may I have the loan of it again?

I wish, Tweeny, there was anything I could do to make you happy also.

There is something about you, Tweeny, there is a je ne sais quoi about you.

The tweeny ran, Lizzie thrust, Chesterton deposited, dead on time.

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