[hween, ween]Scot. and North England
  1. a few persons or things.

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 wheener


determiner Scot and Northern English dialect
  1. few; some
  2. (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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