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

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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 Its colorful indoor rock walls are suitable for peewees and pros. A.d. Thompson,, "Longwood Neighborhood Guide," 21 June 2018 At this camping-themed restaurant, order Hungry Dad ($21.95) for a New York steak with peewee potatoes, mushroom cream and oyster mushroom chips. Wendy Killeen, azcentral, "Father's Day 2018: Food and drink deals around Phoenix will help you say thanks to Dad," 11 June 2018 The late-game experiment to move him to quarterback in a peewee game paved the way for a full-time move to running back, where Kerryon Johnson quickly realized his potential. Tom Green,, "Kerryon Johnson recalls early playing days, unexplainable feeling that led him to Auburn," 11 Apr. 2018 In the 1970s and 1980s, a lot of people didn’t even want her playing peewee. Michael Rosenberg,, "Family, Country, Hockey: How USA Hockey Bound Tony and Cammi Granato Even Closer," 13 Feb. 2018 Mike Trout played peewee football growing up before baseball took over. Tim Rohan,, "Mike Trout Is Cheering His Eagles On All the Way to the Super Bowl," 27 Jan. 2018 The peewee game involved kids between the ages of six and eight. Stanley Kay,, "Peewee Football League Bans Family After Dad Allegedly Put Teenage Coach in Chokehold," 6 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of peewee

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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