Adjective "Peewee" definition and examples

(Peewee may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈpiːwiː/

Definitions and examples

noun

Any of a number of birds with a call that resembles the word ‘peewee’.
  1. 'Queenslanders must give up peewees, South Australians desist talking about Murray Magpies and I must stop enjoying Mudlarks.'
A level of amateur sport, involving children aged eight or nine (in the US) or twelve or thirteen (in Canada)
  1. 'Good things apparently come in twos as well as threes - at least when it comes to the North Shore Winter Club's Winterhawks peewee hockey teams.'
  2. 'Promotional costs - for example, sponsoring a peewee football team - are also deductible as long as there is a clear connection between the sponsorship and your business.'
  3. 'We were in the peewee semifinals for all of Ontario.'
  4. 'Then I'd come home, and there would be peewee soccer or Little League.'
  5. 'This isn't peewee football, where teams are grouped into age categories because of the huge advantages older kids have (in size, strength, speed, and coordination) over younger ones.'
  6. 'I was winning science fairs left and right, getting my picture in the paper for spelling bees and peewee football games, and many more little achievements of mine.'
  7. 'You can come, but I've got to have you home by six for peewee practice.'
  8. 'The top three in peewee barrel racing were Tyler Scherger, Wyatt Branden and Brecken Tulloch with times of 18.433, 19.136 and 19.194 seconds respectively.'
  9. 'He has been snapping so long - since his peewee days - that he knows how to grip the ball to make it spin into the holder's hands so the laces won't be a problem.'
  10. 'He sponsors an Urban League girls basketball league and an AAU boys travel team, and he bought equipment last year for a peewee football team.'
  11. 'They have beaten Western goliaths, such as the Spurs and Lakers, but have lost to peewees, such as the Bulls and Grizzlies.'
A small marble.

    More definitions

    adjective

    1. very small; tiny.

    2. insignificant or inconsequential: a player sent to the peewee leagues. noun

    3. a person or thing that is unusually small.

    4. an animal that is small for its kind; runt.

    5. Marbles. a small playing marble, often one made of clay rather than glass.

    Origin

    (peewee)Mid 19th century (in peewee (sense 3 of the noun)); peewee (sense 1 of the noun) is imitative; peewee (sense 2 of the noun, are from wee, by reduplication.