Definition of twee in English:


Syllabification: twee
Pronunciation: /twē


British chiefly derogatory
Excessively or affectedly quaint, pretty, or sentimental: although the film’s a bit twee, it’s watchable
More example sentences
  • The restaurant is spacious and pretty without being twee and the adjoining low-ceilinged pub is comfy, cosy and welcoming.
  • The shops are twee and cute and sell a million varieties of soap; you could browse for a lifetime upgrading your T-shirt collection.
  • The one ride I know that is incredibly twee and sweet is called ‘Its a Small World’.


early 20th century: representing a child's pronunciation of sweet.

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