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weenie

or wee·ny, wie·nie

[wee-nee]
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noun
  1. Informal. a wiener.
  2. Slang. penis.
  3. Slang. an insignificant, disliked person.
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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)

weeny

[wee-nee]Informal.
noun, plural wee·nies.
  1. weenie.
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adjective, wee·ni·er, wee·ni·est.
  1. tiny; very small: Give me just the weeniest little piece, please.
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  • We played cards and danced, and roasted weenies and marshmallows.

    I Married a Ranger

    Dama Margaret Smith

  • Then, when the coals are good, we toast sandwiches and roast ‘weenies’ and toast marshmallows.

    Mary Jane's City Home

    Clara Ingram Judson


British Dictionary definitions for weenies

weeny

weensy (ˈwiːnzɪ)

adjective -nier, -niest, -sier or -siest
  1. informal very small; tiny
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Word Origin

C18: from wee 1 with the ending -ny as in tiny
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Word Origin and History for weenies

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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