weenie

or wee·ny, wie·nie

[ wee-nee ]
/ ˈwi ni /

noun

Informal. a wiener.
Slang. penis.
Slang. an insignificant, disliked person.

Origin of weenie

wien(er) + -ie; (def 3) probably influenced by or continuous with weeny small child, noun use of weeny tiny (see wee, teeny-weeny)
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weenie


n.

"frankfurter," 1906, with slang sense of "penis" following soon after, from German wienerwurst "Vienna sausage" (see wiener). Meaning "ineffectual person" is 1963; pejorative sense via penis shape, or perhaps from weenie in the sense of "small" (see wee).

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