peewee

noun

pee·​wee ˈpē-(ˌ)wē How to pronounce peewee (audio)
1
: pewee
2
: one that is diminutive or small
especially : a small child
3
: an age-specific level of youth sports
also : a member of a team in a peewee league
peewee adjective

Example Sentences

that particular species is the peewee of the salmon world
Recent Examples on the Web After joining forces one year, Harper and Chandler combined for two touchdowns to win their peewee championship game. Kevin Reynolds, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Nov. 2022 The Mobley brothers have played together at every level -- peewee, high school, college and now the NBA. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 18 Oct. 2022 His son John Slusher, executive vice president for global sports marketing at Nike, said his father at one point drove three or four hours a day to coach a peewee soccer team. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 27 July 2022 The dorade is freed from its sarcophagus at the table, filleted and served with confit peewee potatoes and artichokes. Washington Post, 18 May 2022 Everyone wants to come talk to the coach who first installed Joey as the peewee team's quarterback in the third grade. Mitch Stacy, ajc, 12 Feb. 2022 For a practical application, consider the peewee level, children 11-12 years old, in the United States. David Andreatta, New York Times, 29 Dec. 2021 From peewee club sports to high school face-offs, a shortage of officials leaves organizers with uncomfortable choices: compromise on safety, move games, or cancel them altogether. Martin A. Davis Jr., The Christian Science Monitor, 5 Nov. 2021 Both of these teams took on FCS schools in their opener, but with UNLV it’s the same old song and dance as the Rebels lost their game and looked like a peewee team doing it. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 8 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

Etymology

imitative

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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Cite this Entry

“Peewee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peewee. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

peewee

noun

pee·​wee ˈpē-wē How to pronounce peewee (audio)
1
: pewee
2
: a tiny person or thing

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