a wee bit

a wee bit

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  • wee-bit — see way bit …   Useful english dictionary

  • a wee bit — informal : by a very small amount or to a very small degree She s a wee bit late. [=a little bit late] I m a wee bit confused. • • • Main Entry: ↑wee …   Useful english dictionary

  • wee — (adj.) extremely small, mid 15c., from earlier noun use in sense of quantity, amount (Cf. a littel wei a little thing or amount, c.1300), from O.E. wæge weight (see WEIGH (Cf. weigh)). Adj. use wee bit apparently developed as parallel to such… …   Etymology dictionary

  • wee — wee1 [wi:] adj [usually before noun] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: wee small amount, short time (13 20 centuries), from Old English wAge weight ] 1.) informal very small used especially in Scottish English ▪ My wee boy is three. 2.) a wee bit… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wee — 1 adjective (usually before noun) 1 ScotE or informal very small: a wee kitten 2 a wee bit informal to a small degree: I m a wee bit tired. 3 the wee (small) hours ScotE and AmE the early hours of the morning, just after midnight small hours BrE… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wee — [[t]wi͟ː[/t]] wees, weeing, weed 1) ADJ: ADJ n Wee means small in size or extent. [SCOTTISH, INFORMAL] I ve got a wee kitten in the flat... He just needs to calm down a wee bit. Syn: little 2) VERB To wee means to urinate. Wee is an informa …   English dictionary

  • wee — I. /wi / (say wee) adjective (weer, weest) 1. little; very small: just a wee bit, thanks. –phrase 2. the wee (small) hours, the hours immediately following midnight. {Middle English we, variant of wei (small) quantity, Old English wēg weight,… …  

  • wee — 1. adj. (weer; weest) 1 esp. Sc. little; very small. 2 colloq. tiny; extremely small (a wee bit). Etymology: orig. Sc. noun, f. north.ME wei (small) quantity f. Anglian weg: cf. WEY 2. n. esp. Brit. sl. = WEE WEE …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wee — Wee, n. [OE. we a bit, in a little we, probably originally meaning, a little way, the word we for wei being later taken as synonymous with little. See {Way}.] A little; a bit, as of space, time, or distance. [Obs. or Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wee Chong Jin — Infobox Judge name = Wee Chong Jin (黄宗仁) honorific suffix = caption = order = 1st office = Chief Justice of Singapore term start = 5 January 1963 term end = 27 September 1990 nominator = appointer = predecessor = Sir Alan Rose (Chief Justice of… …   Wikipedia

  • bit — noun (esp. BrE) 1 a bit small amount ADJECTIVE ▪ little, teensy (informal), wee (esp. BrE) ▪ He helped me a little bit in the afternoon. PHRASES ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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