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  1. (Scotland) A diminutive of the male given name Stephen.
    • 1824, Sir Walter Scott, Redgauntlet
      "Here, Dougal," said the Laird, "gie Steenie a tass of brandy down stairs, till I count the siller and write the receipt."
    • 1852 William Harrison Ainsworth, Tale of a Carpet-Bag, Ainsworth's Magazine, Vol. 21, page 17:
      And now the murder is out, and I stand before you as Stephen Broadfoot, or "Little Steenie", as I used to be called when attending Edinburgh College.