He had enough to do in the cabin, and this outdoor performance was no work, anyway, for a whiner.
For the whiner got even less mercy from these men, than he that defied and outfaced them.
No doubt I might have gone whining to Andy and made him take back all the things he said, but I am no whiner.
Six boys and a whiner were asleep in their bunks in the log cabin when that awesome sound first smote the air.
“I should never think of doing such a thing as to pull your hair,” said the whiner.
I have just carried unpoliteness far enough to make her afraid of me; and to shew her, that I am no whiner.
Old English hwinan "to whiz or whistle through the air" (only of arrows), also hwinsian "to whine" (of dogs), ultimately of imitative origin (cf. Old Norse hvina "to whiz," German wiehern "to neigh"). Meaning "to complain in a feeble way" is first recorded 1520s. Related: Whined; whining.
1630s, from whine (v.).