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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: wee 'small amount, short time' (13-20 centuries), from Old English wæge 'weight'

wee

1 adjective
     
wee1 [usually before noun]
1 informal very small - used especially in Scottish English:
My wee boy is three.
2

a wee bit

informal to a small degree:
She looked a wee bit confused.
3

the wee (small) hours

American EnglishTMC the early hours of the morning, just after 12 o'clock at night [= the small hours British English]
The party continued into the wee small hours.

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