wheen

[ hween, ween ]
/ ʰwin, win /
Scot. and North England

adjective

few.

noun

a few persons or things.

QUIZZES

BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?

Origin of wheen

1325–75; Middle English (north) quheyn,Old English hwēne, instrumental case of hwōn few, a few
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for wheen

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012