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verb (used without object)
  1. 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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Related Words for mewled

moan, sob, wail, whimper, grieve, mourn, complain, howl, weep, grumble, groan, sigh, fret, yelp, whine, cry, screech, bawl, bay, squall

British Dictionary definitions for mewled


  1. (intr) (esp of a baby) to cry weakly; whimper (often in the phrase mewl and puke)
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  1. such a cry
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Derived Formsmewler, noun

Word Origin for mewl

C17: imitative
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Word Origin and History for mewled



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

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