Definition for puling (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), puled, pul·ing.
Origin of pule
Examples from the Web for puling
We are accustomed nowadays to a great deal of puling over the circumstances in which we are placed.The Pocket R.L.S.|Robert Louis Stevenson
Are all her laws suspended, that she might transform, in an instant, a puling trifler into a perfect woman?
We came in puling and naked, and every stitch must come off before we get out again.The Return|Walter de la Mare
The puling voice is crushed by the chorus, which protests that the heavens are above Count Orso.Vittoria, Complete|George Meredith
Away with this whimpering, this puling, these blubbering tears, and these wet eyes!
British Dictionary definitions for puling
Word Origin for pule
Word Origin and History for puling
"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.