puling

[ pyoo-ling ]
/ ˈpyu lɪŋ /

adjective

whining; whimpering: a puling child.

Origin of puling

First recorded in 1520–30; pule + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM puling

pul·ing·ly, adverb

Definition for puling (2 of 2)

pule
[ pyool ]
/ pyul /

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

OTHER WORDS FROM pule

pul·er, noun
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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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