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 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 Osburn said the city didn't have enough children to field peewee football or little league teams this year. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "'They killed our city': Sedona residents confront lawmaker over short-term rentals," 25 July 2019 Alex Rodriguez New relationship goal: Get you a guy who films your crowning achievements with the zeal of a dad at a peewee soccer game, like A-Rod did while beholding J.Lo at the VMAs. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "To All the Boys (and Grown Men) We’ve Loved This Summer," 31 Aug. 2018 So were cases of Gatorade for peewee football practice. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "For many in Anchorage, getting a stolen car back means cleaning up a grotesque mess left behind," 29 June 2018

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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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“Peewee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 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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