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Definition of wee adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    wee

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//wiː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wiː//
     
    (informal)
     
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  1. 1(especially Scottish English) very small in size a wee girl
  2. 2small in amount; little Just a wee drop of milk for me. I felt a wee bit guilty about it.
  3. Word Originadjective Middle English (originally a noun use in Scots, usually as a little wee ‘a little bit’): from Old English wēg(e) ‘balance, weight’, of Germanic origin.Extra examples Come inside for a wee dram. I might be a wee bit late. Who was that wee lassie who was here last night?Idioms
    the wee small hours (Scottish English) (North American English the wee hours)
     
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    = the small/early hours