wee·​nie | \ˈwē-nē \

Definition of weenie 

2 slang : penis

3 : nerd computer weenies

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Synonyms for weenie


bookworm, dink [slang], dork [slang], geek, grind, nerd, swot [British], wonk

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Examples of weenie in a Sentence

Don't be such a weenie. an inner-directed individual who could have cared less if others stuck the dreaded “weenie” label on him

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Headed south to South Ponte Vedra next week, for the annual family clambake and weenie roast. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Paul Daugherty's Morning Line: Cincinnati Reds need the off day, and other MLB thoughts," 12 July 2018 These are the days of Bud Lights on boats, cheap pilsners by the pool, and bottles of High Life clinked around in backyards while weenies sizzle on grills. Marian Bull, GQ, "Why You Need Fruity Beers in Your Cooler This Summer," 2 July 2018 But even when the water weenie tipped over, the children were eager to pile back on and go again. Ryan Gillespie, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Above the Wake brings water sports to Lake County children on Autism spectrum," 21 May 2018 First, always beware of such B.S. Stories like this are based on some weenie faking offense. Fox News, "Trump slams 'disgraceful' leak of Mueller questions," 2 May 2018 This series has seen its share of hot dog tacos, and the weenie wagon rolls on at Taco Nando with winnie and egg a la mexicana ($1.39; no charge for the creative spelling). Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "365 Days of Tacos: Taco Nando," 19 Dec. 2017 The Oscar Mayer entry was surprisingly small and sweet, inspiring nostalgic fits about childhood dinners of beanie weenies. Julia Moskin, New York Times, "We Taste-Tested 10 Hot Dogs. Here Are the Best.," 27 June 2017 Summer Must: Classic with a twist: Call them weenies, franks or tube steaks, top them with chili, cheese, sauerkraut or mustard, hot dogs are the perfect summer all-American handwich. Michele Parente, sandiegouniontribune.com, "6 for the summer: what to eat and drink," 14 June 2017 Those three weenies stoked a legend of a bottomless (if often mythical) appetite for dogs. Steve Rushin, SI.com, "One Nation, Under Dog: An ode to the hot dog," 4 July 2016

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First Known Use of weenie

circa 1906, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for weenie

alteration of wienie

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English Language Learners Definition of weenie

: a weak person who is easily frightened

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