verb (used without object), puled, pul·ing.

to cry in a thin voice; whine; whimper.

Origin of pule

First recorded in 1525–35; perhaps imitative
Related formspul·er, noun
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Related Words for pule

whimper, cry, repine, whine, snivel, weep

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(intr) to cry plaintively; whimper
Derived Formspuler, noun

Word Origin for pule

C16: perhaps of imitative origin
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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.

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