noun, plural wee·nies.

adjective, wee·ni·er, wee·ni·est.

tiny; very small: Give me just the weeniest little piece, please.


or wee·ny, wie·nie



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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Examples from the Web for weeny

Historical Examples of weeny

  • I wonder what he would do if I gave him just a teeny, weeny touch with the whip!

  • When she was a tiny, weeny thing she was always crying and fretful.

    Our Bessie

    Rosa Nouchette Carey

  • Every teeny, weeny act, no matter what it is, affects somebody else.

    Blacky the Crow

    Thornton W. Burgess

  • I just peeped in and it looked so good I thought I'd take just a weeny taste.

    Anne Of Avonlea

    Lucy Maud Montgomery

  • And she gave him a bill, only it was a teeny, weeny bill and it was short.

British Dictionary definitions for weeny


weensy (ˈwiːnzɪ)

adjective -nier, -niest, -sier or -siest

informal very small; tiny

Word Origin for weeny

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



"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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