Whinge meaning

wĭnj, hwĭnj
To complain or protest, especially in an annoying or persistent manner.
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To complain.
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A whine or complaint.
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(UK, Australia, New Zealand) A cry.
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(UK, Australia, New Zealand) A complaint.
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(UK, Australia, New Zealand) To complain, especially in an annoying or persistent manner.
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(UK, Australia, New Zealand) To whine.
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To whine.
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Origin of whinge

  • Dialectal alteration of Middle English whinsen from Old English hwinsian
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 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").
    From Wiktionary