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Origin of wheen
Words nearby wheen
Example sentences from the Web for wheen
I was ance very near hanged by the king by mistake, amang a wheen Border rievers that he strung up.
Wheen; a small number, a small quantity:—'I was working for a wheen o' days': 'I'll eat a wheen of these gooseberries.'English As We Speak It in Ireland|P. W. Joyce
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
A wheen blue an' puffy, but the pulse is better than I would have expeckit.The Dop Doctor|Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
There was fancy words in't I never heard in a' my life, and I've kent a wheen o' cairters.Erchie|(AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
British Dictionary definitions for wheen
determiner Scot and Northern English dialect
- a small number of
- a good number of
- (as pronoun; functioning as plural)a wheen of years