Definition of wheen in English:

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Pronunciation: /wiːn/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


[in singular] chiefly Scottish
A considerable amount or number: a wheen of pennies
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  • 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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