- to cry with low, plaintive, broken sounds.
- to utter in a whimper.
- a whimpering cry or sound.
Origin of whimper
Synonyms for whimperSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for whimpermoan, weep, bleat, sob, fuss, pule, object, whine, snivel, blubber, complain, mewl
Examples from the Web for whimper
Contemporary Examples of whimper
Did the French monarchy end not with a bang—or a whimper—but a smile?The French Court’s Royal Ban on Smiles
December 14, 2014
Democratic capitalism had won the Cold War not with a bang, but a whimper.The Man Who Knew Russia Best: George Kennan’s Revealing Diaries
James A. Warren
March 10, 2014
In Kyushu, where the yakuza are deeply rooted, they are not leaving with a whimper, they are leaving with a bang.Where Have Japan’s Yakuza Gone?
Jake Adelstein, Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky
March 9, 2014
Without a bang or a whimper, the Grand Bargain died this week.RIP: Obama’s Grand Bargain With the GOP on Entitlements
March 2, 2014
This is the way the World Economic Forum ends every year, not with a bang, but a whimper.Income Inequality Was Quickly Forgotten at Davos
January 26, 2014
Historical Examples of whimper
Gave it up, as you did, without a whimper or even a whisper?Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
I might be a "Babe in the Wood," but he should not have the satisfaction of hearing me whimper.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
"Your father is nothing but an ache and a stound to you, lass," Sim would say in a whimper.
Ralph would rather have heard him whimper and shuffle as he had done before.
Liza, frightened again, began once more to whimper prettily.
- (intr) to cry, sob, or whine softly or intermittently
- to complain or say (something) in a whining plaintive way
- a soft plaintive whine
Word Origin for whimper
Word Origin and History for whimper
1510s, probably of imitative origin, or from German wimmern "to whimper, moan." The noun is first recorded c.1700. Related: Whimpered; whimpering.