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PEEWEE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does peewee mean? 

PEEWEE (noun)
  The noun PEEWEE has 2 senses:

1. disparaging terms for small people
2. small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America

  Familiarity information: PEEWEE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PEEWEE (noun)


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Meaning:

Disparaging terms for small people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

half-pint; peewee; runt; shrimp

Hypernyms ("peewee" is a kind of...):

small person (a person of below average size)


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Meaning:

Small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Contopus virens; wood pewee; pewee; peewit; peewee; pewit

Hypernyms ("peewee" is a kind of...):

flycatcher; New World flycatcher; tyrant bird; tyrant flycatcher (large American birds that characteristically catch insects on the wing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "peewee"):

Contopus sordidulus; western wood pewee (small flycatcher of western North America)

Holonyms ("peewee" is a member of...):

Contopus; genus Contopus (pewees)


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