verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of wail
Examples from the Web for wailer
Historical Examples of wailer
After weeping over her dead body he sets out in search of a Wailer.Russian Fairy Tales
W. R. S. Ralston
Then follows the story: Luisa, the Wailer, in life was a woman of the people, very beautiful.Legends of the City of Mexico
Thomas A. Janvier
He threatened the wailer with his fist, and the black cowered down, glaring at him with sullen eyes.Adventure
Word Origin for wail
c.1400; see wail (v.).
early 14c., from Old Norse væla "to lament," from væ "woe" (see woe). Of jazz musicians, "to play very well," attested from 1955, American English slang (wailing "excellent" is attested from 1954). Related: Wailed.