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Etymology 1

From Middle English we (little bit) < Old English wæ:ge (weight), related to Old English wegan (to move, weigh) (15c).

Adjective

wee (comparative weer, superlative weest)

Positive
wee

Comparative
weer

Superlative
weest

  1. (Scotland) small, little
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References

  • Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition (1997)

Etymology 2

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Noun

Singular
wee

Plural
-

wee (-)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) urine
  2. (colloquial) An act of urination.
    to have a wee
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Verb

Infinitive
to wee

Third person singular
wees

Simple past
weed

Past participle
weed

Present participle
weeing

to wee (third-person singular simple present wees, present participle weeing, simple past and past participle weed)
  1. (colloquial) To urinate.
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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

wee f. (plural ën, diminutive tje)

  1. Contraction during labour or childbirth.
    De weeën beginnen!
    The baby’s coming!
  2. Sorrow, sadness, pain; archaic unless used as an interjection of despair or annoyance.
    O wee, wat zal er van ons worden.
    Oh my, what’s going to happen with us.

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Scots

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
wee

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. small, little

Usage notes

Used in both the standard Scots and Ulster Scots dialect.

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