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

[Reduplication of teeny.]


(ˈwin si)

also tee′ny-wee′ny,

adj. Baby Talk.
tiny; small.
[1895–1900; alter. of teeny-weeny, reduplication and alter. of teeny]
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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Basically, it is all about microscopes and teensy-weensy particles that impact the usefulness, safety, and excellence of everything from golf clubs and skis to car parts, dental implants, buildings, and bridges.
The Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, 'Mister Ed' Miliband, proved he wasn't even as clever as his namesake talking horse when he 'forgot to mention' two teensy-weensy little issues - the economic deficit and immigration - in his State of the Nation address to the Labour conference.
And go all the way back to Woods, who hasn't yet broken 70, who missed his share of teensy-weensy putts Saturday, who was docked two shots by rules officials -- a story line that dominated the third round -- and yet trails only six men, four back at 3 under.
There was just one teensy-weensy problem - Max together with the rest of the band had jetted out to New York.
Tom Brady, thrower of footballs, and his wife, Gisele Bundchen, walker of runways, have announced the birth of their second child, a teensy-weensy little girl named Vivian Lake who, if her genes tell us anything, should be winning schoolyard football games and fashion contests before she reaches the age of 10.
WORCESTER - The odds of something like this happening twice in two days is small, as in teensy-weensy.
The only teensy-weensy quibble I've got is the casting of the famous sleuth's nemesis, Moriarty.
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After a tongue-in-cheek warning by Anderson that there would be no return to the indulgent and prolonged percussion sequences that so characterized the music of the 1970s provoked boos from the crowd, he conceded to "a teensy-weensy drum solo.
Might it be a teensy-weensy possibility it could be to do with over-indulgence?
And don't forget the cheapo tinned tomatoes, because, well, who ever really needed those teensy-weensy, vine-ripened cherry babies anyway?