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whimper

play
verb whim·per \ˈhwim-pər, ˈwim-\

Simple Definition of whimper

  • : to make a quiet crying sound

  • : to complain in a weak or annoying way

Full Definition of whimper

whim·peredwhim·per·ing play \-p(ə-)riŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a low whining plaintive or broken sound

  3. 2 :  to complain or protest with or as if with a whimper

Examples of whimper

  1. I could hear the puppy whimpering.

  2. She whimpered about having to get up early.

  3. Where are you going? she whimpered.



Origin of whimper

imitative


First Known Use: 1513

Rhymes with whimper


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whimper

noun whim·per

Simple Definition of whimper

  • : a quiet crying sound

  • : a mild expression of complaint or protest

Full Definition of whimper

  1. 1 :  a whimpering cry or sound

  2. 2 :  a petulant complaint or protest <the bill passed without a whimper>

Examples of whimper

  1. I could hear the puppy's whimpers.

  2. <patiently posed for dozens of photographs without so much as a whimper>



Circa 1700

First Known Use of whimper

circa 1700




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