mewling

mewl

[myool]
verb (used without object)
to cry, as a baby, young child, or the like; whimper.

Origin:
1590–1600; imitative

mewler, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To mewling
Collins
World English Dictionary
mewl (mjuːl)
 
vb
1.  (intr) (esp of a baby) to cry weakly; whimper (often in the phrase mewl and puke)
 
n
2.  such a cry
 
[C17: imitative]
 
'mewler
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

mewl
"to cry feebly, c.1600, imitative. Related: Mewled; mewling.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature