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puling

[pyoo-ling] /ˈpyu lɪŋ/
adjective
1.
whining; whimpering:
a puling child.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; pule + -ing2
Related forms
pulingly, adverb

pule

[pyool] /pyul/
verb (used without object), puled, puling.
1.
to cry in a thin voice; whine; whimper.
Origin
1525-35; perhaps imitative
Related forms
puler, noun
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pule

/pjuːl/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to cry plaintively; whimper
Derived Forms
puler, noun
Word Origin
C16: perhaps of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for puling

pule

v.

"cry in a thin, weak voice," 1530s, from French piauler (16c.) "to cheep, chirp," echoic (cf. Italian pigolare "to cheep as a chicken"). Related: Puled; puling.

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