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The Collaborative Dictionary

Wee \Wee\, n. [OE. we a bit, in a little we, probably originally meaning, a little way, the word we for wei being later taken as synonymous with little. See Way.] A little; a bit, as of space, time, or distance. [Obs. or Scot.] [1913 Webster]
Wee \Wee\, a. Very small; little. [Colloq. & Scot.] [1913 Webster] A little wee face, with a little yellow beard. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

wee adj
1 (used informally) very small; "a wee tot" [syn: bitty, bittie, teensy, teentsy, teeny, weeny, weensy, teensy-weensy, teeny-weeny, itty-bitty, itsy-bitsy]
2 very early; "the wee hours of the morning" n : a short time; "bide a wee" v : eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug" [syn: make, urinate, piddle, puddle, micturate, piss, pee, pee-pee, make water, relieve oneself, take a leak, spend a penny, wee-wee, pass water]



  • , /wiː/, /wi:/
  • Rhymes with: -iː


Etymology 1

From we < wæge, related to Old English wegan (15c).


  1. small, little


small, little
  • Dutch: klein, petieterig, pietepeuterig
  • Finnish: pikkuruinen
  • French: petit
  • German: winzig, klein
  • Irish: beag
  • Italian: piccolo
  • Spanish: pequeño


  • Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition (1997)

Etymology 2



  1. In the context of "colloquial|uncountable}} urine
Wee or Wee-wee may refer to:

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