- to cry in a thin voice; whine; whimper.
Origin of pule
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Historical Examples of pule
This was accomplished by the utterance of a pule hoo-noa, a tabu-lifting prayer.Unwritten Literature of Hawaii
Nathaniel Bright Emerson
The priesthood, properly so called (Kahuna maoli, Kahuna pule), was hereditary.Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands
- (intr) to cry plaintively; whimper
Word Origin for pule
Word Origin and History for pule
"cry in a thin, weak voice," 1530s, from French piauler (16c.) "to cheep, chirp," echoic (cf. Italian pigolare "to cheep as a chicken"). Related: Puled; puling.