from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Chiefly British Overly precious or nice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Overly quaint, dainty, cute or nice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as étui. Planché, p. 183.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. affectedly dainty or refined
For example, when you are in babel's dutch language mode you can write twee "en in which" is a trema, which is not equivalent to twee\ "en, which is then (actually always) specifically an umlaut.
Yes, Juno's twee, and that's annoying, and no, twee is not the argument against that stupid flick that I want to push.
This audio labor of love for longtime friends Curt Kentner and Mark Rothkopf is built upon a deep-rooted love for the music-primarily anchored to the genre of indie pop, or the slightly less complimentary tag of "twee" - they've released over these past 10 years.
WARD: The English have a word, twee, which is hard to define, but once you've been exposed to it, you know it when you hear it.
Facing each other, marked out by enclosures of wires, keyboards, desks, assorted electronics, James Cargill and Trish Keenan begin building up a set of serious guile, the competent accretion of a decade's thoughtful knob twiddling and psychedelic exploration that has seen them move from what could almost be called a twee band, a mid-90s Warp oddity, to a fully fledged experimental outifit.
If they used to be called twee, they now ally their simple catchy pop with a power that sees them take on Ash on their own territory and win.
Anyone with an allergy to what the British call twee might have started to itch about then.
And did you know, the word 'twee' in English, which means overly-cutesy, is the Dutch word for 'two'?
You can take a hipster out of Brooklyn, but you can't take the "twee" out of "tweed."
It's not an epic fantasy, but neither is it the kind of twee and fairy-riddled work the synopsis or its reputation as a 'woodland fantasy' suggests.