teen·​sy | \ ˈtēn(t)-sē How to pronounce teensy (audio) \
teensier; teensiest

Definition of teensy

: tiny

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Examples of teensy in a Sentence

for years we lived in a teensy apartment that was the size of the proverbial broom closet
Recent Examples on the Web Worms can be incredibly difficult to tell apart, with visual differences coming down to the number of teensy spines or hooks on a microscopic appendage. Rachel Nuwer, Scientific American, 28 Apr. 2022 At the heart of the fight was a teensy error with huge consequences. Mark Robinson, Wired, 22 Dec. 2021 Read on for the best coffee subscriptions from teensy tiny craft roasters, comprehensive coffee emporiums, and everyone in between. Lauren Joseph, Bon Appétit, 24 Sep. 2021 At least the notorious notch is a teensy bit smaller. Gear Team, Wired, 14 Sep. 2021 For proof, see Bella Hadid on the fall ‘21 Off-White runway in July wearing a teensy tiny tube-top dress. refinery29.com, 9 Sep. 2021 Thoroughly confused and just a teensy bit scared, Andy goes to Sheryl in an attempt to figure out what’s going on with Kristen. Maggie Fremont, Vulture, 6 Sep. 2021 There are over 200 lash-lengthening options in Sephora alone, with each one promising to make those teensy hairs on your lids look thicker, fuller, or more defined. Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 10 Sep. 2021 There is a teensy handful of ’50s and ’60s pop-star vehicles worthy of a legacy, and the majority include either the most popular rock star ever or the most popular rock band ever. Elle Carroll, Vulture, 20 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of teensy

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for teensy

baby-talk alteration of teeny

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5 May 2022

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“Teensy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teensy. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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