Definition of peewee in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpiːwiː/


1Any of a number of birds with a call that resembles the word ‘peewee’:
Example sentences
  • From the Atlantic coastline to the Pocomoke River and Forest, Worcester is home to pelicans and peewees, kingbirds and cuckoos, and herons, harriers, and eagles.
1.1Australian another term for magpie lark.
Example sentences
  • I think the scalies appreciate it too… and the native pigeons, the possums, the tree snakes, and the peewees.
  • Queenslanders must give up peewees, South Australians desist talking about Murray Magpies and I must stop enjoying Mudlarks.
1.2Scottish The northern lapwing.
1.3North American variant of pewee.
2 [usually as modifier] North American A level of amateur sport, involving children aged eight or nine (in the US) or twelve or thirteen (in Canada): a peewee baseball team
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  • He played T-ball, then moved on to peewee baseball, and played on the high school team since he was in seventh grade at the middle school.
  • This isn't peewee football, where teams are grouped into age categories because of the huge advantages older kids have (in size, strength, speed, and coordination) over younger ones.
  • He sponsors an Urban League girls basketball league and an AAU boys travel team, and he bought equipment last year for a peewee football team.
2.1A player at a peewee level of sport.
Example sentences
  • Taekwon-Do classes for peewees are held in the Leisure Centre on Mondays and Wednesday from 5 to 6pm.
  • They have beaten Western goliaths, such as the Spurs and Lakers, but have lost to peewees, such as the Bulls and Grizzlies.
3A small marble.


Mid 19th century (in sense 3); sense 1 is imitative; sense 2, sense 3 are from wee1, by reduplication.

Words that rhyme with peewee

kiwi, weewee

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Line breaks: pee¦wee

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