whinge

[hwinj, winj]
verb (used without object), whinged, whinging. British and Australian Informal.
to complain; whine.

Origin:
before 1150; dial. (Scots, N England), earlier Scots quhynge, Old English hwinsian (not recorded in ME); cognate with Old High German winsōn (German winseln); derivative of Germanic base of whine

whinger, noun
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whinge (wɪndʒ)
 
vb , whinges, whingeing, whinged
1.  to cry in a fretful way
2.  to complain
 
n
3.  a complaint
 
[from a Northern variant of Old English hwinsian to whine; related to Old High German winsan, winisan, whence Middle High German winsen]
 
'whingeing
 
n, —adj
 
'whinger
 
n

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Example sentences
People that whinge hardly ever benefit any good cause.
They whinge on about not being able to do their job cos of paperwork.
They didn't live up to all the high expectations, didn't make spaceflight as routine as catching a bus, the critics will whinge.
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