What does wee mean?

Definitions for wee

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word wee.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. weeadjective

    a short time

    "bide a wee"

  2. bitty, bittie, teensy, teentsy, teeny, wee, weeny, weensy, teensy-weensy, teeny-weeny, itty-bitty, itsy-bitsyadjective

    (used informally) very small

    "a wee tot"

  3. weeverb

    very early

    "the wee hours of the morning"

  4. make, urinate, piddle, puddle, micturate, piss, pee, pee-pee, make water, relieve oneself, take a leak, spend a penny, wee, wee-wee, pass waterverb

    eliminate urine

    "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Weeadjective

    Little; small: whence the word weasle or weesel is used for little; as a weesel face.

    Etymology: A Saxon word of the same root with weeing, Dutch; wenig, German.

    Does he not wear a great round beard, like a glover’s paring knife? —— No, forsooth; he hath but a little wee face with a little yellow beard. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.


  1. Wee

    Wee is a term used to describe or refer to urine, typically used in a casual or euphemistic manner. It is commonly used by children or in informal conversations to discuss the act or need to urinate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Weenoun

    a little; a bit, as of space, time, or distance

  2. Weeadjective

    very small; little

  3. Etymology: [OE. we a bit, in a little we, probably originally meaning, a little way, the word we for wei being later taken as synonymous with little. See Way.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wee

    wē, n. a short distance, a short time.—adj. tiny. [Scand. form of way; Dan. vei, Ice. vegr; not conn. with Ger. wenig, little.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. WEE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wee is ranked #19865 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Wee surname appeared 1,353 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Wee.

    71.5% or 968 total occurrences were Asian.
    21.8% or 295 total occurrences were White.
    3.5% or 48 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.4% or 20 total occurrences were Black.
    0.8% or 12 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.7% or 10 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wee' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1223

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wee' in Adjectives Frequency: #941

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wee in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of wee in a Sentence

  1. Franklin Templeton:

    If we do get a little sniff of higher yields or a wee bit of inflation or even a return to growth or even the Fed trying to get through to a second rate hike, we think the valuations (of banks) could start to reflect an improving fundamental scenario.

  2. Xavier Hodges:

    The kids know him as 'the Wee-Wee Man,' he doesn't care who sees him. When you talk to him, the first thing he says is, 'This is my property.' For real?

  3. Commissioner Joseph Martens:

    We were here last night into the wee hours and back again this morning and we will be onsite working with the cleanup team to make sure that any damage is minimized to the Hudson River.

  4. Burgandy Singleton:

    Quite the crazy farm right now, we are housing everything from wee little creatures to ginormous beasts and no trouble. With that many personalities mixing it up, it's been amazing.

  5. Unknown:

    Every big problem was at one time a wee disturbance.

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Translations for wee

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • malýCzech
  • pissen, Pipi, pinkeln, winzig, kleinGerman
  • κατουράω, μικρούτσικος, [[κάνω]] [[τσίσα]], πιπί, τσίσα, τοσοσδάGreek
  • pequeño, orina, pisSpanish
  • pissiä, pissa, pikkuruinen, pissata, pissaaminenFinnish
  • petit, pipiFrench
  • beagIrish
  • קטןHebrew
  • मूतHindi
  • apró, csöppHungarian
  • piccolo, pipìItalian
  • おしっこ, 小っちゃいJapanese
  • პაწაწა, პაწაწკინტელა, პაწაწინაGeorgian
  • میز کردن, میزKurdish
  • pipi, plassen, urineren, pietepeuterig, urine, plas, petieterig, wateren, pissen, pis, kleinDutch
  • tiss, tisseNorwegian
  • pequenoPortuguese
  • ма́ленький, кро́шечный, малю́сенький, кро́хотный, писать, ничто́жный, пописатьRussian
  • sićušan, maliSerbo-Croatian
  • kissa, liten, pissa, pink, piss, pinka, urin, kissSwedish
  • küçük, [[çiş]] [[yapma]], işeme, çiş, sidikTurkish
  • 凌晨Chinese

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