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 (tē′nē-wē′nē) also teen·sy-ween·sy (tēn′sē-wēn′sē)
adj. Informal

[Reduplication of teeny.]
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(ˈwin si)

also tee′ny-wee′ny,

adj. Baby Talk.
tiny; small.
[1895–1900; alter. of teeny-weeny, reduplication and alter. of teeny]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.teensy-weensy - (used informally) very smallteensy-weensy - (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"
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