Peen vs Ween - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between peen and ween

is that peen is the (often spherical) end of the head of a hammer opposite the main hammering end or peen can be (slang) penis while ween is (obsolete) doubt; conjecture.

As verbs the difference between peen and ween

is that peen is to shape metal by striking it, especially with a peen while ween is (label) to suppose, imagine; to think, believe or ween can be .



Etymology 1

Etymology uncertain. Possibly from (etyl) panne, pene, (whence Modern French panne "peen"); possibly from a Scandinavian source, compare Old Swedish , dialectal Norwegian penn "peen" or Danish pind "peg". (en)

Alternative forms

* pane, pean, pein


(en noun)
  • The (often spherical) end of the head of a hammer opposite the main hammering end.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To shape metal by striking it, especially with a peen.
  • Derived terms
    * ball-peen * chisel peen * cross peen * peen over * point peen

    See also

    * e-peen * * *

    Etymology 2

    From (m) by shortening.


    (en noun)
  • (slang) Penis.
  • * 2009 , Danny Evans, Rage Against the Meshugenah: Why it Takes Balls to Go Nuts , New American Library (2009), ISBN 9780451227119, unnumbered page:
  • With all due respect (and that may be very little), the real truth is that being a dad is sometimes an imposition of pain far worse than any up-the-peen catheter could ever deliver.
  • * 2010 , Andrea Lavinthal & Jessica Rozler, Your So-Called Life: A Guide to Boys, Body Issues, and Other Big-Girl Drama You Thought You Would Have Figured Out By Now , Harper (2010), ISBN 9780061938382, page 32:
  • Where to touch a man that will drive him wild every time (Hint: It's probably his peen .)
  • * 2012 , Fanny Merkin & Andrew Shaffer, Fifty Shames of Earl Grey: A Parody , Da Capo Press (2012), ISBN 9780306821998, page 49:
  • It's so quiet you could hear a peen go soft.
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  • Synonyms
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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) wene, from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Doubt; conjecture.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) wenen, from (etyl) .


  • (label) To suppose, imagine; to think, believe.
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  • *:And ryght as Arthur was on horsbak / ther cam a damoisel from Morgan le fey and broughte vnto syr Arthur a swerd lyke vnto Excalibur // and sayd vnto Arthur Morgan le fey sendeth here your swerd for grete loue / and he thanked her / & wende it had ben so / but she was fals / for the swerd and the scaubard was counterfeet & brutyll and fals
  • *1526 , (William Tyndale), trans. (Bible) , (w) VIII:
  • *:Then sayde Peter unto hym: Perissh thou and thy money togedder. For thou wenest that the gyfte of god maye be obteyned with money?
  • (label) To expect, hope or wish.
  • Quotations
    *1481 , Author unknown (pseudonym Sir (John Mandeville)), The travels of Sir John Mandeville : *:And when they will fight they will shock them together in a plump; that if there be 20000 men, men shall not ween that there be scant 10000. *1562 , (John Heywood), The proverbs, epigrams, and miscellanies of John Heywood : *:Wise men in old time would ween' themselves fools; Fools now in new time will ' ween themselves wise. *1677 , Thomas Mall, A cloud of witnesses : *:… for I ween he will no longer suffer him to abide among the adulterous and wicked Generation of this World. *1793 , (Samuel Taylor Coleridge), (Christabel) : *:But neither heat, nor frost, nor thunder, *:Shall wholly do away, I ween , *:The marks of that which once hath been. *1884 , , (Princess Ida) : *:Yet humble second shall be first, I ween *1974 , (Stanislaw Lem), (The Cyberiad) : *:Klapaucius too, I ween , Will turn the deepest green *:To hear such flawless verse from Trurl's machine.
    Derived terms
    * overweening

    Etymology 3


    (en verb)
  • Anagrams

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