Main definitions of wee in English

: wee1wee2

wee1

Pronunciation /wē/ /wi/

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adjectiveweer, weest

Scottish
  • Little.

    ‘when I was just a wee bairn’
    • ‘But some of them are a wee bit tired now, which is understandable in players so young.’
    • ‘Now wait on a minute, I'm not suggesting anything even a wee bit subversive.’
    • ‘Jason had been in the kitchen for at least 5 minutes, and Sarah was getting a wee bit impatient.’
    • ‘We've had a great eight years together now, and the arrival of wee baby Alex has placed us in a blissful state neither of us could have imagined possible.’
    • ‘I went down each morning to say my hellos to the pigs and the people: cute little wee black piglets and mighty great boars and snufflers.’
    • ‘When I was wee, she used to tell me, I would call a cow a moo-moo.’
    • ‘We'd get into extremely competitive games when I was wee.’
    • ‘He lived next door to me just through the wall from my bedroom in his own wee 1-bedroomed tenement flat.’
    • ‘When she had her own wee house you could have eaten a meal off the floor.’
    • ‘Our bedroom, you have to understand, is tiny and wee.’
    • ‘And, if I'm being honest, I just hope that I can perform that wee bit better than everybody else.’
    • ‘I remember quite liking it when I was wee.’
    • ‘He was ‘a wee bit apprehensive’ about coming to Lanarkshire with his wife and two-year-old son, only because it meant having to find a church he was happy with.’
    • ‘The players battled away and believed in their own ability and I thought we were just a wee bit unlucky not to win the game.’
    • ‘‘The injury had been troubling him for a wee while,’ said Williamson.’
    • ‘As mentioned on Friday, I've been a wee bit tired of late, something that's been dragging on and off since before Xmas and it's getting a bit annoying all told.’
    • ‘Now it might sound a wee bit cynical to suggest the board waited until it had the mandate to demutualise before it told members they wouldn't be getting quite as much as expected.’
    • ‘From a personal point of view, I would say I'm a wee bit jealous.’
    • ‘If we tried to show appreciation to everybody else, just for a wee bit every day, I'm not saying the world would be perfect but it would be better.’
    • ‘He wonders if I am not being just a wee bit hypocritical in my praise of honest, humble work.’
    little, small, tiny, minute, miniature, small-scale, compact, mini, undersized, diminutive, dwarf, midget, Lilliputian, infinitesimal, microscopic, nanoscopic, minuscule, bijou, toy
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Phrases

    the wee hours
    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.’

Origin

Middle English (originally a noun use in Scots, usually as a little wee ‘a little bit’): from Old English wēg(e) (see wey).

Main definitions of wee in English

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wee2

Pronunciation /wē/ /wi/

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noun

informal British
  • 1Urine.

    • ‘there was wee all over the floor’
    1. 1.1An act of urinating.
      • ‘I went in for a wee’

intransitive verbwees, weeing, weed

[no object]informal British
  • Urinate.

Origin

1930s imitative.