wheen

adjective
\ ˈ(h)wēn How to pronounce wheen (audio) \

Definition of wheen

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal British

wheen

noun

Definition of wheen (Entry 2 of 2)

dialectal British
: a considerable number or amount

First Known Use of wheen

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1680, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wheen

Adjective

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

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“Wheen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheen. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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