Definition and Meanings for whine
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Part of Speech of whine
intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb, noun
Etymology of whine
Meaning of whine
as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb
- to utter a plaintive cry, as some animals; to moan with a childish noise; to complain, or to tell of sorrow, distress, or the like, in a plaintive, nasal tone; hence, to complain or to beg in a mean, unmanly way; to moan basely.
as transitive verb
- to utter or express plaintively, or in a mean, unmanly way; as, to whine out an excuse.
- a plaintive tone; the nasal, childish tone of mean complaint; mean or affected complaint.