Wee vs Pee - What's the difference?

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Wee is a synonym of pee.


As nouns the difference between wee and pee

is that wee is (colloquial|uncountable) urine while pee is (euphemistic|often|childish) urine or pee can be or pee can be (british|colloquial) pence; penny (a quantity of money) or pee can be (nautical) the bill of an anchor.

As verbs the difference between wee and pee

is that wee is (colloquial) to urinate while pee is (intransitive|colloquial|often|childish) to urinate.

As a adjective wee

is (scotland|northern ireland|north england|nz) small, little.

wee

English

(wikipedia wee)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (15c).

Adjective

(er)
  • (Scotland, Northern Ireland, North England, NZ) Small, little.
  • * 2008 , (James Kelman), Kieron Smith, Boy , Penguin 2009, p. 73:
  • I had not seen a wee' boy do it like that before. He was ' weer than me and his swimming was just like splashing about.
    You looked a little cold so I lit a wee fire.

    References

    * Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition (1997)

    Etymology 2

    Unknown

    Noun

    (-)
  • (colloquial, uncountable) urine
  • (colloquial) An act of urination.
  • to have a wee
    Synonyms
    * wee wee * See also * See also

    Verb

  • (colloquial) To urinate.
  • Synonyms
    * See also

    pee

    English

    Etymology 1

    Spelling of the initial letter of (piss). Compare (eff).

    Noun

    (-)
  • (euphemistic, often, childish) urine
  • Synonyms
    * See also
    Coordinate terms
    * poo

    Verb

  • (intransitive, colloquial, often, childish) To urinate.
  • (colloquial) To drizzle.
  • It's peeing with rain.
    Synonyms
    * (standard terms) make water, pass water, urinate, micturate * (euphemistic terms) wee, wee-wee * (vulgar slang terms) piss * See also
    Coordinate terms
    * poo

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Mind your pees and cues.
    See also
    *
    Derived terms
    * peejays

    Etymology 3

    Spelling of the initial letter of (pence).

    Noun

    (pee)
  • (British, colloquial) Pence; penny (a quantity of money)
  • I bought these carrots for fifty pee .
    I can't afford that — I'm one pee short.
    Synonyms
    * (plural) p, pence * (singular) p, penny

    Etymology 4

    See peak.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (nautical) The bill of an anchor.
  • Etymology 5

    Alternative forms

    * pea

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The sliding weight on a steelyard.
  • Anagrams

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