pee·​wee | \ ˈpē-(ˌ)wē How to pronounce peewee (audio) \

Definition of peewee

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

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Other Words from peewee

peewee adjective

Examples of peewee in a Sentence

that particular species is the peewee of the salmon world
Recent Examples on the Web Cops were in the stands of my peewee league football games, cheering me on. Justin Phillips,, "My dad was a cop. He says more Black people need to join the police," 16 Sep. 2020 Strahan had only ever played in peewee football leagues and hadn’t played any high school sports at all. Benjamin Vanhoose,, "Michael Strahan’s Dad Gene Dies at 83: See His GMA Co-Host’s Touching Tribute," 4 Sep. 2020 Dylan was starting goalie on a peewee team that went to state. Star Tribune, "Scoggins: Dylan died this summer and became 'a superhero'," 29 Aug. 2020 In a peewee practice, one of my sons collided with a teammate, and the other boy had to quit hockey and miss months of school. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, "My Year of Concussions," 4 Nov. 2019 Aldridge coached the Beast Elite Ducks, a peewee football team of 9 and 10-year-olds. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "New York youth football coach shot and killed breaking up fight after game," 3 Sep. 2019 But when Kevin Strong came off the field during peewee games some 15 years ago, the Detroit Lions rookie defensive tackle made a beeline for his grandmother, who was waiting with a stack of homemade pancakes. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "The secret to success for one Lions rookie? Pancakes," 3 Sep. 2019 An undercover officer teaches a rowdy class of peewees, to identify one whose mother must be found. Los Angeles Times, "Here are the feature and TV films airing the week of Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019," 11 Aug. 2019 Times are 9 to 10:30 a.m. for mites (8 and under) and squirts (10 and under) and 10:30 a.m. to noon for peewees (12 and under) and bantams (17 and under). San Diego Union-Tribune, "Women’s group serves meal at Camp Pendleton’s Fisher House," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of peewee

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of peewee was in 1793

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23 Sep 2020

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“Peewee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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pee·​wee | \ ˈpē-ˌwē How to pronounce peewee (audio) \

Kids Definition of peewee

: someone or something that is small

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