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whine (v.)

Old English hwinan "to whiz, hiss, or whistle through the air" (only of arrows), also hwinsian "to whine" (of dogs), ultimately of imitative origin (compare Old Norse hvina "to whiz," German wiehern "to neigh"). Meaning "to complain in a feeble way" is first recorded 1520s. Related: Whined; whining.

whine (n.)

1630s, from whine (v.).

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Definitions of whine
1
whine (v.)
move with a whining sound;
whine (v.)
talk in a tearful manner;
Synonyms: snivel
whine (v.)
make a high-pitched, screeching noise;
Synonyms: squeak / screech / creak / screak / skreak
whine (v.)
complain whiningly;
Synonyms: grizzle / yammer / yawp
2
whine (n.)
a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way;
Synonyms: whimper
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