mewl

[ myool ]
/ myul /

verb (used without object)

to cry, as a baby, young child, or the like; whimper.

Nearby words

  1. meuse,
  2. mev,
  3. mevrou,
  4. mew,
  5. mewar,
  6. mews,
  7. mex,
  8. mex.,
  9. mexicali,
  10. mexican

Origin of mewl

First recorded in 1590–1600; imitative

Related formsmewl·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for mewled

mewl

/ (mjuːl) /

verb

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

noun

such a cry
Derived Formsmewler, noun

Word Origin for mewl

C17: imitative

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Word Origin and History for mewled

mewl

v.

"to cry feebly," c.1600, imitative. Related: Mewled; mewling.

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