Definition of wee
1 : very small : diminutive
2 : very early wee hours of the morning
Examples of wee in a Sentence
He's just a wee lad.
Recent Examples of wee from the Web
The demands of her fulltime job, working on her master's degree in musicology, and her long-running weekly radio show are the reasons Weber, 41, is giving up the weekly gig that ran into the wee hours.
The short answer is that police officers have long worked odd hours, but the options for food in the wee hours haven't always been plentiful.
There’s a real party atmosphere here, with food being served until the wee hours on the weekends.
Whoever was handling Merriam-Webster's Twitter account apparently woke up in the wee hours of Wednesday and checked Twitter.
Dillon, competing in his 133rd Cup race, took advantage of Jimmie Johnson’s misfortune to win the Coca-Cola 600 in the wee hours of Monday morning.
After the team returned from Boston in the wee hours Friday morning, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue didn't go to bed and immediately began working on a game plan to stifle Golden State's powerful, multi-faceted offense.
Four thieves drove a truck with a large trailer into a parking lot in the wee hours of Tuesday morning and stole a bronze statue weighing approximately 700 pounds that depicts two Mormon prophets sitting on a park bench in midconversation.
Bucking considerable speculation, Apple chose neither May 9 nor 19 to bring out the little laptop the whole world has been wanting, announcing the all-new MacBook in the wee hours of this morning (at least by West Coast standards).
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Origin and Etymology of wee
Middle English we, from we, noun, little bit, from Old English wǣge weight; akin to Old English wegan to move, weigh — more at way
First Known Use: 15th century
WEE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wee for English Language Learners
: very small or very young
WEE Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of WEE
western equine encephalitis; western equine encephalomyelitis
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