whine NOUN 1) a long, high-pitched complaining cry. 2) a long, high-pitched unpleasant sound. 3) a feeble or petulant complaint.
VERB 1) give or make a whine. 2) complain in a feeble or petulant way.
DERIVATIVES whiner noun whiny adjective.
ORIGIN Old English, «whistle through the air»; related to WHINGE(Cf. ↑whinger).

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