(UK, Australia, New Zealand) A cry.
Other Word Forms of Whinge
Origin of Whinge
From Middle English whinsen, from Old English hwinsian (“to whine"), from Proto-Germanic *hwinisōnÄ… (“to whine"), from Proto-Germanic *hwÄ«nanÄ… (“to whizz, rush, swoosh, whine, hiss"), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwey- (“to hiss, whistle, whisper"). Cognate with German winseln (“to whine, whimper").
Dialectal alteration of Middle English whinsen from Old English hwinsian
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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