Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun[in singular] chiefly Scottish
A considerable amount or number: a wheen of pennies
More example sentences
- The nationalism that O'Hagan describes as ‘shaking hands with the past’ has not a wheen of history about it.
- A fresh northerly breeze and a wheen of fresh faces took to the well-grassed sward of Old Anniesland.
- There is a whole wheen of areas where we can use more effective ways to encourage arts investment.
Late Middle English: from Old English hwēne 'in some degree'.
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