- 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 whimperedmoan, weep, bleat, sob, fuss, pule, object, whine, snivel, blubber, complain, mewl
Examples from the Web for whimpered
Contemporary Examples of whimpered
“I am utterly miserable,” Fitzgerald whimpered in a letter to Mankiewicz.‘The Counselor’ & How Cormac McCarthy Beat the Hollywood Curse
October 26, 2013
Historical Examples of whimpered
But that period going by, she became querulous about the cold, and shivered and whimpered.Little Dorrit
At such times he whimpered and snarled in his sleep, and they that looked on said that his dreams were bad.
White Fang sat down in the shadow of a birch and whimpered softly.
"Oh, don't say that, doctor," whimpered the poor withered creature on the bed.The Eternal City
When I whimpered about my troubles she told me her own story.Keziah Coffin
Joseph C. Lincoln
- (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
1510s, probably of imitative origin, or from German wimmern "to whimper, moan." The noun is first recorded c.1700. Related: Whimpered; whimpering.