puled; puling

Example Sentences

a distressed baby puling in its crib
Recent Examples on the Web The doctrine of hatred must be preached as the counteraction of the doctrine of love when that pules and whines. Lauren Groff, Harper's magazine, 1 Mar. 2020

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Word History


probably imitative

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pule was in the 14th century

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“Pule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pule. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


puled; puling
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