Definition of the wee hours in English:

the wee hours

phrase

Scottish
  • The early hours of the morning after midnight.

    ‘nights of dining and dancing until the wee hours’
    • ‘We were dancing and partying and drinking until the wee hours of the morning.’
    • ‘Both mother and daughter talked about each other's lives until the wee hours of the morning.’
    • ‘After the broadcast, other local bands and DJs keep the revelry going until the wee hours of the morning.’
    • ‘She liked to have fun and she absolutely adored staying out until the wee hours of the morning.’
    • ‘I danced until the wee hours of the morning and a fun time was had by all.’
    • ‘So they allowed me to loiter in the dining car until the wee hours of the morning.’
    • ‘Nothing is better than staying up until the wee hours of the morning with a movie, a bag of chips and a few friends.’
    • ‘Jewellery shops across the city remained open until the wee hours of the morning to woo buyers.’
    • ‘They hold ridiculous rehearsal times and keep us up until the wee hours of the morning.’
    • ‘I stayed up reading my novel until the wee hours of the next morning.’
    • ‘She studied, and studied, and studied until the wee hours of the morning.’
    • ‘The plan was, I'd post an update when I arrived home in the wee hours of this morning.’
    • ‘It may be the wee hours of the morning before we actually know who wins this one in Tennessee.’
    • ‘So far north were we that it hardly started to get dark until nearly midnight and we often found ourselves crawling into bed in the wee hours of the morning.’
    • ‘Usually they left early in the morning and weren't home until the wee hours of the night.’
    • ‘Now, for those of you up late at night, or up in the wee hours of the morning, perhaps this is a disadvantage for you.’
    • ‘He would stay up into the wee hours of the morning, just staring at the sky.’
    • ‘In the wee hours of the following morning the stock index futures markets began to rally sharply.’
    • ‘Mitchell drummed his fingers anxiously, as the wee hours of the morning approached.’
    • ‘We arrived in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, in the wee hours of the morning.’