Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Idioms.


 (tē′nē) also teen·sy (tēn′sē)
adj. tee·ni·er, tee·ni·est also teen·si·er or teen·si·est Informal

[Alteration of tiny.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(ˈtin si)

adj. -si•er, -si•est.
teeny; tiny.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.teensy - (used informally) very smallteensy - (used informally) very small; "a wee tot"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
little, small - limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
It is just a teensy weensy bit concerning that when it comes to small matters like the workings of the UK economy BoJo doesn't seem to be able to tell his imposing glutei maximi from his olecranon.
But that was space enough to fit some teensy weensy yellow lines.
"Teensy the Littlest Fairy" is a story about a tiny fairy who wants to grow enough to be noticed and big and strong like the other fairies in Shimmery Forest.
I'm doing just a teensy little bit here and there when I have time, but I am loving running my business," she told Extra .
Researchers decades ago wondered if the tube had teensy pores or if it broke open in the wild.
I lived in a teensy house with four actresses--Jane Curtin among them-and we earned $35 a week with free lodging.
It whips around Mars in just 7.7 hours, compared with the 24.7 hours that Mars takes to rotate, and thanks to a teensy tidal interaction that its gravity creates in the Martian interior, the moon is slowly moving closer to the planet.
he isn't around he leaves an awful doesn't he?" I hope I'll leave a teensy weensy hole in your Saturdays but more than readers, thank you.
To join the conversation, like the games on Facebook and follow Teensy Studios on Twitter.
The global retailer GS Shop, based in Seoul, South Korea, sent the skinny ones down a runway Tuesday in teensy boy shorts, Wonderbras and stretchy shapewear that helped make Spanx inventor Sara Blakely a very wealthy woman.
Aside from cameras and computers, Fred offered small novelty gift items, among them, the teensy butane lighters, which retail for 10 bucks each.
Eugenia Kim''s version has two bobbles, it''s a teensy bit Minnie Mouse, but cosy so we can forgive it.