- to cry, as a baby, young child, or the like; whimper.
Origin of mewl
First recorded in 1590–1600; imitative
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- (intr) (esp of a baby) to cry weakly; whimper (often in the phrase mewl and puke)
- such a cry
Word Origin and History for mewled
"to cry feebly," c.1600, imitative. Related: Mewled; mewling.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper