pee·​wee ˈpē-(ˌ)wē How to pronounce peewee (audio)
: pewee
: one that is diminutive or small
especially : a small child
: an age-specific level of youth sports
also : a member of a team in a peewee league
peewee adjective

Examples of peewee in a Sentence

that particular species is the peewee of the salmon world
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Word History



First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of peewee was in 1793

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“Peewee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


pee·​wee ˈpē-wē How to pronounce peewee (audio)
: pewee
: a tiny person or thing

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