\ ˈwē How to pronounce wee (audio) \

Definition of wee

1 : very small : diminutive
2 : very early wee hours of the morning

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Examples of wee in a Sentence

He's just a wee lad.
Recent Examples on the Web With less time to prepare for each game, and constant travelling for the first few months of the campaign, Wolves fans may want to avoid the league table for a wee while. SI.com, "Wolves 2-5 Chelsea: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Tammy Abraham Runs Riot in Mad Molineux Encounter," 14 Sep. 2019 And a teaching that is made incarnate in a very damaged wee girl. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, "Scotland, Suffering, and Silence: An Interview with Sir James MacMillan," 30 Aug. 2019 Ah, and there’s that wee festival on the Ohio River where 500,000 of your closest friends and neighbors converge to celebrate the end of summer. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Things to do this week in Cincinnati: Aug. 26-Sept. 2," 26 Aug. 2019 One time in 2009, the wee steed decided to make an early exit. René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, "Magicians coming to San Antonio share stories of shattered illusions," 26 Aug. 2019 In the same way that Americans send their kids to Saturday soccer practice, the Irish enroll their wee ones in drama classes. Francesca Mari, Vogue, "Meet Aisling Franciosci, Breakout Star of This Summer's Most Provocative Indie," 12 July 2019 Two people were injured in a shooting at a pee wee football game in Fort Worth Saturday afternoon during a dispute between parents, police told CBS Dallas / Fort Worth. CBS News, "Dispute between parents leads to shooting at peewee football game, 2 injured," 14 Sep. 2019 For the past two seasons, McNeal coached the pee-wee team at Tuscaloosa Academy. Bob Carlton | Bcarlton@al.com, al, "The Alabama football hero who became a cheesecake king," 12 Sep. 2019 Bull riding, bronc busting, barrel racing, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping and team penning are among the events scheduled, along with pee-wee activities for little cowpokes. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Labor Day weekend 2019: A dozen events worth getting out of Phoenix for," 23 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of wee

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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5 Nov 2019

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The first known use of wee was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners Definition of wee

chiefly Scotland + Ireland : very small or very young
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Kids Definition of wee

: very small : tiny

Medical Definition of WEE

western equine encephalitis; western equine encephalomyelitis

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