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wheen

[ hween, ween ]
/ ʰwin, win /
Scot. and North England
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adjective
few.
noun
a few persons or things.
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Origin of wheen

1325–75; Middle English (north) quheyn,Old English hwēne, instrumental case of hwōn few, a few
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British Dictionary definitions for wheen

wheen
/ (wiːn, Scottish hwiːn) /

determiner Scot and Northern English dialect
few; some
(preceded by a)
  1. a small number of
  2. a good number of
  3. (as pronoun; functioning as plural)a wheen of years

Word Origin for wheen

Old English hwēne, instrumental of hwōn few, a few
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