[pee-wee] /ˈpiˌwi/ Informal.
very small; tiny.
insignificant or inconsequential:
a player sent to the peewee leagues.
a person or thing that is unusually small.
an animal that is small for its kind; runt.
Marbles. a small playing marble, often one made of clay rather than glass.
a variant spelling of pewee
a variant (esp Scot) of peewit
(Austral) another name for magpie lark
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.
A short or small person, animal, etc: That peewee doesn’t scare me (1877+)
[pee-wit, pyoo-it] /ˈpi wɪt, ˈpyu ɪt/ noun 1. . [pee-wit, pyoo-it] /ˈpi wɪt, ˈpyu ɪt/ noun 1. the lapwing, Vanellus vanellus. 2. the phoebe. /ˈpiːwɪt/ noun 1. another name for lapwing /ˈpiːwɪt/ noun 1. another name for lapwing n. “lapwing” (still the usual name for it in Scotland), 1520s, imitative of its cry (cf. Flemish […]
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