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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wee mean? 

WEE (noun)
  The noun WEE has 1 sense:

1. a short time

  Familiarity information: WEE used as a noun is very rare.

WEE (adjective)
  The adjective WEE has 2 senses:

1. (used informally) very small
2. very early

  Familiarity information: WEE used as an adjective is rare.

WEE (verb)
  The verb WEE has 1 sense:

1. eliminate urine

  Familiarity information: WEE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

WEE (noun)

Sense 1wee [BACK TO TOP]


A short time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Context example:

bide a wee

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

time (an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities))

Domain region:

Scotland (one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts)

WEE (adjective)

Sense 1wee [BACK TO TOP]


(used informally) very small


weensy; wee; teeny-weeny; teeny; teentsy; teensy-weensy; teensy; itty-bitty; itsy-bitsy; bitty; bittie; weeny

Context example:

a wee tot


little; small (limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)

Sense 2wee [BACK TO TOP]


Very early

Context example:

the wee hours of the morning


early (at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time)

WEE (verb)

Sense 1wee [BACK TO TOP]


Eliminate urine

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care


wee-wee; wee; take a leak; spend a penny; relieve oneself; piss; make water; pee-pee; pee; pass water; micturate; piddle; urinate; puddle; make

Context example:

Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug

Hypernyms (to "wee" is one way to...):

egest; eliminate; excrete; pass (eliminate from the body)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "wee"):

wet (make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating)

stale (urinate, of cattle and horses)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s

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