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whimper (v.)

1510s, probably of imitative origin, or from German wimmern "to whimper, moan." Related: Whimpered; whimpering. The noun is first recorded c. 1700.

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Definitions of whimper
1
whimper (v.)
cry weakly or softly;
Synonyms: wail / mewl / pule
2
whimper (n.)
a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way;
Synonyms: whine
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