Origin of wheen
Words nearby wheen
How to use wheen in a sentence
I'm saying—my lads—will ye gie ower this weary warrk a wee whilee and sheer a wheen sheep to me?It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
I've written books myself, and who reads them but a wheen of graybeards, and they drowsing by the fire?The Wind Bloweth|Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
A similar tendency is in the sound of whine, which in Munster is always made wheen: 'What's that poor child wheening for?'
Wheen; a small number, a small quantity:—'I was working for a wheen o' days': 'I'll eat a wheen of these gooseberries.'
Weel, sir, there's a guid wheen veesitors in Inverness the noo: so sit whaur ye can see yer umbrella!Mr. Punch On Tour|Various
British Dictionary definitions for wheen
- a small number of
- a good number of
- (as pronoun; functioning as plural)a wheen of years