verb (used without object), whined, whin·ing.
verb (used with object), whined, whin·ing.
Origin of whine
Examples from the Web for whined
An hour later another outcast approached and whined his story.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Michael Sam has one big advantage over the aging NFL execs who whined to SI.
In the latest episode of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Kardashian whined about West receiving public blame for her bad outfits.Is Sheryl Sandberg Dodging The Fashion Question?; Vera Wang Charges Dress Try-On Fee|The Fashion Beast Team|March 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Instead of taking the president's jokes with good grace, you fled the hotel ballroom in a huff and whined.Donald Trump’s Latest Challenge to Obama Renders Him Irrelevant|Lloyd Grove|October 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In his New Hampshire victory speech Romney whined that President Obama “divides us with the bitter politics of envy.”
And though he whined and begged to be taken to the circus, Farmer Green caught hold of his collar and led him into the barn.The Tale of Old Dog Spot|Arthur Scott Bailey
Like a guilty dog he whined, but showed no desire to come down.Red Hunters And the Animal People|Charles A. Eastman
"This is against the law," whined the man, beads of sweat standing on his forehead.Jack O' Judgment|Edgar Wallace
Now that one that started with a bark in back of us and whined over our heads is a dpart."And they thought we wouldn't fight"|Floyd Gibbons
High on his haunches, with lifted forepaw and sharp-cocked ears, he watched, trembled and whined.Lore of Proserpine|Maurice Hewlett
Word Origin for whine
1630s, from whine (v.).
Old English hwinan "to whiz or whistle through the air" (only of arrows), also hwinsian "to whine" (of dogs), ultimately of imitative origin (cf. Old Norse hvina "to whiz," German wiehern "to neigh"). Meaning "to complain in a feeble way" is first recorded 1520s. Related: Whined; whining.