Definitions

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  • noun informal A short or small person; a small object.
  • noun A kind of small marble in children's games.
  • noun US, sports A player in a sports league for very young children.
  • noun Australia A magpie-lark or mudlark, Grallina cyanoleuca.
  • noun A pewee.

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  • noun disparaging terms for small people
  • noun small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America

Etymologies

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Probably reduplication of wee ("small").

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Probably from onomatopoeia of the birds' songs.

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