wee·​nie | \ ˈwē-nē How to pronounce weenie (audio) \

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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This won’t be a s’mores-and-weenie-roast kind of family vacation. Bethanne Patrick, Washington Post, "In Susan Richards Shreve’s ‘More News Tomorrow,’ a woman takes her family on a harrowing adventure," 6 June 2019 But hanging out by the pool and roasting weenies wasn’t the original purpose of the day. Brian Clark Howard And Sydney Combs, National Geographic, "Memorial Day's controversial history explained," 24 May 2019 Thanks for explaining the unifying power of fried chicken and thanks for describing the delicacy called Creole weenies and spaghetti. Doug Maccash, nola.com, "Chef Leah Chase explained why art is like a prayer," 3 June 2019 Maybe my kids and future grandchildren will be spared — because one medical weenie decided to help. Paula Spencer Scott, Woman's Day, "I Participated in a Clinical Study to See if I Had Dementia — Here's What I Learned," 26 Mar. 2019 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

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First Known Use of weenie

circa 1906, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for weenie

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The first known use of weenie was circa 1906

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English Language Learners Definition of weenie

informal + disapproving : a weak person who is easily frightened

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one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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