W w


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wee]
    • /wi/
    • /wiː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wee]
    • /wi/

Definitions of wee word

  • adjective wee little; very small. 1
  • adjective wee very early: in the wee hours of the morning. 1
  • noun wee Little. 1
  • intransitive verb wee urinate 1
  • adjective wee very small 1
  • adjective wee Wee means small in size or extent. 0

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Origin of wee

First appearance:

before 1150
One of the 7% oldest English words
before 1150 for an earlier sense; Middle English we, variant of wei (small) quantity, Old English wēg, Anglian form of wǣge weight, akin to wegan to weigh1

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Parts of speech for Wee


wee popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

wee usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wee

adjective wee

  • small — of limited size; of comparatively restricted dimensions; not big; little: a small box.
  • minute — the sixtieth part (1/60) of an hour; sixty seconds.
  • petite — (of a woman) short and having a small, trim figure; diminutive.
  • little — small in size; not big; not large; tiny: a little desk in the corner of the room.
  • tiny — very small; minute; wee.

Antonyms for wee

adjective wee

  • big — A big person or thing is large in physical size.
  • huge — extraordinarily large in bulk, quantity, or extent: a huge ship; a huge portion of ice cream.
  • large — of more than average size, quantity, degree, etc.; exceeding that which is common to a kind or class; big; great: a large house; a large number; in large measure; to a large extent.
  • giant — (in folklore) a being with human form but superhuman size, strength, etc.
  • great — unusually or comparatively large in size or dimensions: A great fire destroyed nearly half the city.

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