wheen

1 of 2

adjective

dialectal British

wheen

2 of 2

noun

dialectal British
: a considerable number or amount

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Middle English (Scots) quheyne, from Old English hwǣne, hwēne, adverb, somewhat, from instrumental of hwōn little, few

First Known Use

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1680, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wheen was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Wheen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheen. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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