Definition of tweeny in English:


Syllabification: tween·y
Pronunciation: /ˈtwēnē

noun (plural tweenies)

archaic informal
A maid who assisted two other members of a domestic staff.
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  • There are the marble lists on shop stairwells, in stations, drapers and haberdashers, the names of tweenies and skivvies and draymen, and then the later additions from the second world war, the same names back again.


late 19th century: from between-maid, a servant assisting two others.

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