[ myool ]
/ myul /
verb (used without object)
to cry, as a baby, young child, or the like; whimper.
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Origin of mewl
First recorded in 1590–1600; imitative
Related formsmewl·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mewl
/ (mjuːl) /
(intr) (esp of a baby) to cry weakly; whimper (often in the phrase mewl and puke)
such a cry
Derived Formsmewler, noun
Word Origin for mewl
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for mewl
"to cry feebly," c.1600, imitative. Related: Mewled; mewling.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper