tee·​ny | \ ˈtē-nē How to pronounce teeny (audio) \
teenier; teeniest

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Examples of teeny in a Sentence

I'll just have a teeny piece of cake. I'm a teeny bit upset.
Recent Examples on the Web Malls, stores, and websites across the world will be crowded with last-minute shoppers fighting for the teeniest of inventory left. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Editors Wish List: The Telfar Earrings That Match Your Shopping Bag," 24 Dec. 2019 Soft, excavated, and, if boobs had feelings, a bit sad, my pre-baby 34Cs were now teeny Bs. Rebecca Brown, Glamour, "This Bra Helped Me Get My Boobs Back After Breastfeeding," 24 Dec. 2019 The hair is layered and choppy (part of Kravitz's signature carefree-cool-chick vibe,) with the teeniest hint of bangs just touching her forehead. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Zoë Kravitz Chopped Off All of Her Hair Into a Pixie Cut," 27 Nov. 2019 The big talking point is that this guy is one cute, teeny tiny 50-year-old. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "Baby Yoda Is Officially a Force This Holiday Season. Here Are 10 Ways You Can Celebrate," 11 Dec. 2019 The singer took her style to the next level at this year's American Music Awards by walking the red carpet with the teeniest, tiniest, littlest white purse that exists, outside a Barbie Dreamhouse anyway. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lizzo's Teeny-Tiny Purse Is "Big Enough" for All the F*cks She Gives," 25 Nov. 2019 For example, ever notice that the drier your skin is, the more pronounced those teeny tiny lines around your eyes, across your forehead, and near your mouth are? Nicole Catanese, Marie Claire, "This Under-the-Radar Drugstore Face Cream Is the Superhero of Skincare," 20 Sep. 2019 Kicking off Paris Fashion Week, Jacquemus debuted the teeniest, tiniest handbags on its Fall 2019 runway. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Handbags Are Getting So Small They Can Barely Fit AirPods," 26 Feb. 2019 As good as all of those things are, the personal benefits of influence are teeny-tiny, compared to the widespread benefits of influence. Steve Smith, courant.com, "Ellington Grads Urged To Enjoy Life," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of teeny

1802, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for teeny

by alteration

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The first known use of teeny was in 1802

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7 Jan 2020

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“Teeny.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teeny. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of teeny

informal : very small


tee·​ny | \ ˈtē-nē How to pronounce teeny (audio) \
teenier; teeniest

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