verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of whimper
Examples from the Web for whimpered
“I am utterly miserable,” Fitzgerald whimpered in a letter to Mankiewicz.‘The Counselor’ & How Cormac McCarthy Beat the Hollywood Curse|Andrew Romano|October 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"Malin, I'm cold," he whimpered, and a slight shiver shook his frame.The Long Patrol|H. A. Cody
He looked with tired, anxious eyes toward the lonely horse and the grey, misty rain, and he whimpered softly.The Quest|Frederik van Eeden
McLaughlan read the judge's feeling, and whimpered out, "Let it fa', lad—let it fa'!"It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
I sure feel as if I want to cry, whimpered Dodo, pretending to dab her eyes.Polly and Her Friends Abroad|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Yes—the poor little Lions laughed—it was all they could do, unless they had whimpered, and promised not to offend again.
Word Origin for whimper
1510s, probably of imitative origin, or from German wimmern "to whimper, moan." The noun is first recorded c.1700. Related: Whimpered; whimpering.