mewl

[myool]

verb (used without object)

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

Origin of mewl

First recorded in 1590–1600; imitative
Related formsmewl·er, noun
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mewl

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 mewling

mewl

v.

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

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