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pule

[ pyool ]
/ pyul /
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verb (used without object), puled, pul·ing.

to cry in a thin voice; whine; whimper.

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Origin of pule

First recorded in 1525–35; perhaps imitative

OTHER WORDS FROM pule

puler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pule

pule
/ (pjuːl) /

verb

(intr) to cry plaintively; whimper

Derived forms of pule

puler, noun

Word Origin for pule

C16: perhaps of imitative origin
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