pule

[ pyool ]
/ pyul /

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

to cry in a thin voice; whine; whimper.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. pulaski, fort,
  2. pulau pinang,
  3. pulchritude,
  4. pulchritudinous,
  5. pulci,
  6. pulesati,
  7. pulex,
  8. puli,
  9. pulicicide,
  10. puling

Origin of pule

First recorded in 1525–35; perhaps imitative

Related formspul·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for pules

pule

/ (pjuːl) /

verb

(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 pules

pule

v.

"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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