weenie

or wee·ny, wie·nie

[wee-nee]
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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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Contemporary Examples of weenie

  • “He felt anybody who bluffed was a weenie, as he would say,” Hotchner remembers.

  • What makes him a Weenie is his infinite regression of concessions to the GOP.

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    Monsters vs. Weenies

    Lee Siegel

    December 29, 2009

  • Occasionally you will encounter a thoroughbred Weenie, a type of Weenie who is to the weaseling, weaselish manner born.

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    Monsters vs. Weenies

    Lee Siegel

    December 29, 2009

  • The Weenie: Reflective, ambivalent, equivocating, seemingly rational and pragmatic, fluid, eager to please.

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    Monsters vs. Weenies

    Lee Siegel

    December 29, 2009

Historical Examples of weenie


Word Origin and History for 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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