Origin of mewlfrequentative of mew
intransitive verbmewled, mewl·ing, mewls
Origin of mewlPerhaps of imitative origin
(third-person singular simple present mewls, present participle mewling, simple past and past participle mewled)
- A soft cry or whimper; an act of mewling.
Onomatopoeia; from 1599 or earlier (1530 in a Scottish document), apparently from Shakespeare with this spelling.