- to cry, as a baby, young child, or the like; whimper.
Origin of mewl
Related Words for mewlinggroan, wail, roar, outcry, whine, shout, whistle, cheer, chatter, clamor, grunt, shriek, scream, howl, moan, sob, whimper, grieve, mourn, complain
Examples from the Web for mewling
Historical Examples of mewling
Not that bib,—that mewling piece, With th' milk still in her mouth!The Mortal Gods and Other Plays
Olive Tilford Dargan
It was the thought of ending my days as a drooling, mewling infant—or worse!A Feast of Demons
Hughie is not a mewling baby to be frightened, with a warning before him!The Span o' Life
Alan danced around the cave, hand clamped between his thighs, mewling.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
Just as he dealt the first stroke a low, mewling cry caused him to look up.The Camp in the Snow
William Murray Graydon
- (intr) (esp of a baby) to cry weakly; whimper (often in the phrase mewl and puke)
- such a cry
Word Origin for mewl
"to cry feebly," c.1600, imitative. Related: Mewled; mewling.