tweener

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

between + -er, i.e. someone who is caught in between

Noun[edit]

tweener (plural tweeners)

  1. (sports) A person who plays at two positions, not good enough at either to be restricted to it.
  2. (tennis) A shot that is hit between the legs. It was first popularized by Frenchman Yannick Noah.
  3. (computing) A computing device that is smaller than a traditional laptop, but larger than a PDA
  4. (professional wrestling slang) A professional wrestler who is neutral or morally ambiguous; neither a face nor a heel, or showing no favoritism to either allegiance.
  5. (cinematography) A person, machine or piece of software that performs tweening
  6. (film) A film that falls between two genres (and thus may not be easily marketed).