teeny

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tee·ny

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

[Alteration of tiny.]

teeny

(ˈtiːnɪ)
adj, -nier or -niest
informal extremely small; tiny. Also: teeny-weeny, teensy-weensy or teensy
[C19: variant of tiny]

ti•ny

(ˈtaɪ ni)

adj. -ni•er, -ni•est.
very small; minute.
[1590–1600; late Middle English tine (of obscure orig.) + -y1]
ti′ni•ly, adv.
ti′ni•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.teeny - (used informally) very smallteeny - (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"

teeny

adjective (Informal) tiny, minute, wee, miniature, microscopic, diminutive, minuscule, teeny-weeny, teensy-weensy The people on the ground looked like little, teeny bugs.

teeny

adjective
Translations
صَغير: كَلِمَه يَسْتَعْمِلُها الأولاد
malinkatý
lillebitte
icipici
pínulítill
mažutėlis
mazītiņšsīciņš
malinký

teeny

[ˈtiːnɪ] teeny-weeny [ˈtiːnɪˈwiːnɪ] ADJchiquito, chiquitín

teeny

[ˈtiːni] adj (= tiny) → minuscule

teeny(weeny)

adj (inf)winzig (klein), klitzeklein (inf); just a teeny dropnur ein ganz klein wenig

teeny

[ˈtiːnɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) → piccolino/a, piccino/a

teeny

(ˈtiːni) adjective
(also teeny-weeny (tiːniˈwiːni) ) an informal or child's word for tiny. There's a teeny little insect crawling up your neck.
References in classic literature ?
Why, I wouldn't run the chance of the teeniest accident happenin' to you for a million dollars.
I can't describe how I felt when I was standing there, waiting my turn to be registered -- as insignificant as the teeniest drop in a most enormous bucket.
It was something I read in a newspaper: apparently, Malaysia's Muslim majority are scared stiff of any chap who's the teeniest bit 'light in his loafers' getting past airport immigration, so one of the country's leading newspapers published a "how to spot a gay person" checklist on Valentine's Day, 24 hours after my birthday.
M AY B E Anthony Martial is the teeniest bit concerned about how Alexis Sanchez's arrival will affect him - but he isn't showing it.
IF Anthony Martial is even the teeniest bit concerned about how Alexis Sanchez's arrival will affect him he isn't showing it.
For weekly readings call 0903 658 2008 (75p/min + access charge) VIRGO AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 22 Bright and breezy, you are not, since others are the teeniest bit argumentative.
For weekly readings call 0903 658 2002 (75p/min + access charge) For weekly readings call 0903 658 2008 (75p/min + access charge) PISCES FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20 VIRGO AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 22 Bright and breezy, you are not, since others are the teeniest bit argumentative.
One wonders if writer-director Maggie Betts isn't the teeniest bit annoyed that a certain other prestige drama about Catholic self-doubt and self-sacrifice beat hers to the title "Silence.
The resulting seeds spanned a wide range of masses, but most had on the order of a thousand Suns--within an order of magnitude of the teeniest known massive black hole.
For some people, it will always be two hours of respite when they can let their kids go for it but the best thing for us is when you see a family joining in as a whole, from the teeniest ones to the oldest one.
Going to town with a red shirt on - going 'in for the rugby' - it seemed everyone was doing it, of every age and persuasion, and not even the teeniest, tiniest bit of it felt exclusive or scary.
Now, it's not an everyday office trend, but there's no harm in charming co-workers with the teeniest hint of ankle show with brogues and cuffed pants on a Friday.