teen·sy | \ˈtēn(t)-sē \
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

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Accessorized to the hilt with several diamond and aquamarine David Webb necklaces, a teensy train case, a Stalvey bag, and a matching pair of Manolo Blahnik high heel sandals, the outfit was arresting. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Rihanna Goes Pastel Princess on the Streets of New York," 7 June 2018 An automaker in some other state could meet its ostensibly looser rules on pay, overtime or rest periods and pass California’s scrutiny, while Tesla could fall just a teensy bit short on California’s rules and get a black mark. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "Why is Tesla fighting a rule that would force electric-car manufacturers to treat their workers well?," 15 June 2018 The result is the ideal manicure for people with teensy-tiny knots and no room in their bag for a real brush or comb. Marci Robin, Allure, "This Nail Artist Turned Fingernails Into Working Combs and the Internet Is Freaking Out," 15 June 2018 Forget the teensy purses; with its eye-catching texture and go-with-anything color, West’s supersize bag is almost certain to inspire copycats and start a trend of its own. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Kim Kardashian West’s New Birkin Is Insanely Luxurious and Also Highly Impractical," 8 June 2018 Saturday, Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St., $9, thesecretcinema.com Sudsy pints and teensy plants are set to converge at the PHS South Street Beer Garden this Monday as Beaucycled takes over the outdoor space with a DIY succulent workshop. Philly.com, "Kendrick Lamar, Odunde Festival, and other great happenings, June 8-15," 7 June 2018 The minuscule house features a tiled roof, seven windows, a door and a teensy chimney. Denise Chow /, NBC News, "Why scientists created the world's smallest house," 30 May 2018 These days, the ISPs are getting just a teensy bit worried; given their storied strength, that's good news. Susan Crawford, WIRED, "Net Neutrality Is Just a Gateway to the Real Issue: Internet Freedom," 18 May 2018 Just as conspicuous: her teensy, tiny yellow purse. Vogue, "Met Gala 2018 Live Blog: Katy Perry Walks the Red Carpet in Six-Foot Wings," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of teensy

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for teensy

baby-talk alteration of teeny

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The first known use of teensy was in 1899

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English Language Learners Definition of teensy

: very small

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