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: to utter repeated cries of distress or sorrow
: to utter persistent complaints : whine
: to talk persistently or volubly and often loudly
caused the purists to yammer for censorship— D. W. Maurer
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beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, complain, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, inveigh, keen, kick, kvetch, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yawp (or yaup), yowl
crow, delight, rejoice
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15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
Middle English yameren, alteration of yomeren to murmur, be sad, from Old English gēomrian; akin to Old High German jāmaron to be sad
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something that serves to warn or remind
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