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mewl

[myool] /myul/
verb (used without object)
1.
to cry, as a baby, young child, or the like; whimper.
Origin of mewl
1590-1600
1590-1600; imitative
Related forms
mewler, noun
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  • She sais Ah git a mewl an' a fahm an' thousan' dollehs money fum yo' Nawthen President an' we all live lahk th' quality.

    The Boss of Little Arcady Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for mewl

mewl

/mjuːl/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (esp of a baby) to cry weakly; whimper (often in the phrase mewl and puke)
noun
2.
such a cry
Derived Forms
mewler, noun
Word Origin
C17: imitative
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Word Origin and History for mewl
v.

"to cry feebly," c.1600, imitative. Related: Mewled; mewling.

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