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adjective, we·er, we·est.
little; very small.
very early: in the wee hours of the morning.
OTHER WORDS FOR wee
1 tiny, diminutive; minuscule.
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Origin of wee
before 1150 for an earlier sense; Middle English we, variant of wei (small) quantity, Old English wēg, Anglian form of wǣge weight, akin to wegan to weigh1
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How to use wee in a sentence
Hoe heerlijk dat het gunstige weer van gisteren en onlangs gestadig blijft!An Irishman's Difficulties with the Dutch Language|N.A. Cuey-na-Gael
“I weer thinking, lad,” said Dave, following the direction taken by the bladder.Dick o' the Fens|George Manville Fenn
If they hear me whistling like the sea-mew, it will mean that I have seen the weer-wolf.The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2)|Charles de Coster
I weer over to Churley yesterday,” said Sim, “and it reant all day.The Parson O' Dumford|George Manville Fenn
Meat-weer adj. applied to land capable of producing food that is good, fit to eat; applied to peas, beans, &c.A Glossary of Provincial Words & Phrases in use in Somersetshire|Wadham Pigott Williams
British Dictionary definitions for wee (1 of 2)
/ (wiː) /
very small; tiny; minute
mainly Scot a short time (esp in the phrase bide a wee.)
Word Origin for wee
C13: from Old English wǣg weight
British Dictionary definitions for wee (2 of 2)
/ (wiː) British, Australian and NZ informal /
- the act or an instance of urinating
(intr) to urinate
Also called: wee-wee
Word Origin for wee
of unknown origin
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