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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Definitions for mewl

  1. To cry, as a baby, young child, or the like; whimper.

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Citations for mewl
When Celia was growing up, her father had taken in a stray kitten, an avid hunter who – by the time Celia had left for college – still had not gotten over a formative, stray-life trauma that compelled it to mewl between mouthfuls of food. Myla Goldberg, The False Friend
They have mouths that twitch, and eyes that stare, and they babble and they mewl and they whimper. Neil Gaiman, Smoke and Mirrors
Origin of mewl
1590-1600
Mewl is an imitative word that mimics the sound of a whimper.