tee·​ny-wee·​ny ˌtē-nē-ˈwē-nē How to pronounce teeny-weeny (audio)
: tiny

Examples of teeny-weeny in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Quant’s miniskirt was the teeny-weeny logo of an era of liberation. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 21 Dec. 2023 Jenner captioned the photo dump from her recent Italian vacation, including multiple lakeside shots in an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny yellow thong bikini. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 24 Aug. 2023 Itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny pores, visible hydration — and all without any apparent makeup. Marci Robin, Allure, 7 July 2023 Without much deliberation, Sheva whips out that teeny-weeny mortar, basically a toy, an oversized under-barrel grenade launcher. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 23 Feb. 2023

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Word History


teeny + weeny

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of teeny-weeny was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Teeny-weeny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teeny-weeny. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


: tiny
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