- carphenazine maleate,
Origin of carping
verb (used without object)
Origin of carp1
Examples from the Web for carping
“All he gets from Congress is negativism and carping,” says Dallek.
He was no carping presence, talking about how things were done in his day.Earl Weaver, Baseball’s Brilliant Antagonist, Dies|Tim Marchman|January 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Three months ago, what was on display was the well-developed British talent for carping, sneering, and nitpicking.
Facebook's answer to its critics is: pay no attention to the carping.
Setting the Scots on a higher moral plane than the rest of us carping cynics.
Horace must not be thought of, however, as a censorious or carping critic.Horace and His Influence|Grant Showerman
It would be sweet to ignore her, even to be strict with her and carping at times, to scold for some error.Gargoyles|Ben Hecht
Their carping, quarrelsome attitude had taken all the pleasure from knowing them.Marjorie Dean High School Freshman|Pauline Lester
If The Quarterly was carping and ill-natured, Blackwood was basely insulting.Life of John Keats|William Michael Rossetti
You can hear the carping critic at any time that you may wish!Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea|Charles H. L. Johnston
Word Origin for carp
noun plural carp or carps
Word Origin for carp
type of freshwater fish, late 14c., from Old French carpe "carp" (13c.) and directly from Vulgar Latin carpa (source also of Italian carpa, Spanish carpa), from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Dutch carpe, Dutch karper, Old High German karpfo, German Karpfen "carp"); possibly the immediate source is Gothic *karpa. A Danube fish (hence the proposed East Germanic origin of its name), introduced in English ponds 14c. Lithuanian karpis, Russian karp are Germanic loan words.
"complain," early 13c., originally "to talk," from Old Norse karpa "to brag," of unknown origin; meaning turned toward "find fault with" (late 14c.), probably by influence of Latin carpere "to slander, revile," literally "to pluck" (see harvest (n.)). Related: Carped; carping.