teensy-weensy

adjective

teen·​sy-ween·​sy ˌtēn(t)-sē-ˈwēn(t)-sē How to pronounce teensy-weensy (audio)
: tiny

Examples of teensy-weensy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Miss Manners would think that neither teensy-weensy cups nor stemware would be good candidates, but that would also depend on the condition of the ladlers. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 8 Dec. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

baby-talk alteration of teeny-weeny

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of teensy-weensy was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Teensy-weensy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teensy-weensy. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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