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whiny

or whin·ey

[ hwahy-nee, wahy- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪ ni, ˈwaɪ- /
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adjective, whin·i·er, whin·i·est.
complaining; fretful; cranky: The baby is whiny because he missed his nap.
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Origin of whiny

First recorded in 1850–55; whine + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM whiny

whin·i·ness, noun
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How to use whiny in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for whiny

whiny
/ (ˈwaɪnɪ) /

adjective whinier or whiniest
high-pitched and plaintive
peevish; complaining
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