Definition of wheen in English:

wheen

noun

Scottish
  • [in singular] A considerable amount or number:

    ‘a wheen of pennies’
    • ‘The nationalism that O'Hagan describes as ‘shaking hands with the past’ has not a wheen of history about it.’
    • ‘A fresh northerly breeze and a wheen of fresh faces took to the well-grassed sward of Old Anniesland.’
    • ‘There is a whole wheen of areas where we can use more effective ways to encourage arts investment.’
    • ‘Darby replied: ‘That's a fair wheen of years ago, Dan.’’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old English hwēne ‘in some degree’.

Pronunciation

wheen

/wiːn/