[ pyool ]
/ pyul /
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 pulepuler, noun
Words nearby pule
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Example sentences from the Web for pule
The priesthood, properly so called (Kahuna maoli, Kahuna pule), was hereditary.Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands|Charles Nordhoff
This was accomplished by the utterance of a pule hoo-noa, a tabu-lifting prayer.Unwritten Literature of Hawaii|Nathaniel Bright Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for pule
/ (pjuːl) /
(intr) to cry plaintively; whimper
Derived forms of pulepuler, noun
Word Origin for pule
C16: perhaps of imitative origin
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