Peewee



[pee-wee] /ˈpiˌwi/ Informal.

adjective
1.
very small; tiny.
2.
insignificant or inconsequential:
a player sent to the peewee leagues.
noun
3.
a person or thing that is unusually small.
4.
an animal that is small for its kind; runt.
5.
Marbles. a small playing marble, often one made of clay rather than glass.
/ˈpiːwiː/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of pewee
2.
a variant (esp Scot) of peewit
3.
(Austral) another name for magpie lark
4.
(Canadian)

adj.

1877, “small, tiny, for children,” a dialect word, possibly a varied reduplication of wee. Attested earlier (1848) as a noun meaning “a small marble.” (Baseball Hall-of-Famer Harold “Peewee” Reese got his nickname because he was a marbles champion before he became a Dodgers shortstop.) As a type of bird (variously applied on different continents) it is attested from 1886, imitative of a bird cry.

noun

A short or small person, animal, etc: That peewee doesn’t scare me (1877+)

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