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mewl

[ myool ]
/ myul /
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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
mewler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mewl

mewl
/ (mjuːl) /

verb

(intr) (esp of a baby) to cry weakly; whimper (often in the phrase mewl and puke)

noun

such a cry
mewler, noun
C17: imitative
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