from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Very small; tiny. See Synonyms at small.
  • adj. Very early: the wee hours of the morning.
  • n. Scots A short time; a little bit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Small, little.
  • n. urine
  • n. An act of urination.
  • v. To urinate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Very small; little.
  • n. A little; a bit, as of space, time, or distance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bit.
  • n. A short space of time.
  • Small; little; tiny.
  • An old spelling of we.
  • n. An obsolete form of woe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. very early
  • adj. (used informally) very small
  • n. a short time
  • v. eliminate urine


Middle English wei, we, a small amount, small, from Old English wǣge, wēg, weight; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English we ("little bit"), from Old English wǣge ("weight"), related to Old English wegan ("to move, weigh") (15c). (Wiktionary)
Unknown (Wiktionary)



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • In the eyes of Mother Goose, what certain little pigs say all the way home or whenever they cannot find their way home.
    (A song for five toes)

    This little pig went to market;
    This little pig stayed at home;
    This little pig had roast beef;
    And this little pig had none;
    This little pig said, "Wee, wee, wee!
    I can't find my way home."

    January 27, 2008

  • Only as the Scots/Irish variant of 'small'; the euphemism for 'piss' is a bit too prissy for my liking.

    February 22, 2007