teeny-weeny

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

teeny +‎ weeny

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Adjective[edit]

teeny-weeny (comparative teeny-weenier, superlative teeny-weeniest)

  1. (colloquial, often childish or humorous) Very small; tiny; minuscule.
    • 1855, Frank Forester, “The Wigwam in the Wilderness”, Graham's American monthly magazine of literature, art, and fashion, volume 47, page 321: 
      And she was allus a making teeny-weeny little night caps and flannel shirts...
    • 1855, Which : the right, or the left?[1], page 500:
      "... Why, you were a little, teeny, weeny fellow then — the brightest and lovingest in all Enfield!"