AskDefine | Define tweeny

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English

Etymology

From between + -y.

Pronunciation

/ˈtwiːni/

Noun

  1. A between-maid, or maidservant who helps the cook as well as the housemaid.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 259:
      Madame Eskimoff's tweeny had brought out tea and a gâteau, as well as a twelve-year-old Speyside malt and glasses.
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