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What does "Whine" mean?

Definition

(n.) A plaintive tone; the nasal, childish tone of mean complaint; mean or affected complaint (v. i.) To utter a plaintive cry, as some animals; to moan with a childish noise; to complain, or to tell of sorrow, distress, or the like, in a plaintive, nasal tone; hence, to complain or to beg in a mean, unmanly way; to moan basely (v. t.) To utter or express plaintively, or in a mean, unmanly way; as, to whine out an excuse


Synonyms whimper, yammer, snivel, yawp, grizzle


Word Family whined, whiner, whiners, whines, whining, whinings