whinge

[ hwinj, winj ]
/ ʰwɪndʒ, wɪndʒ /

verb (used without object), whinged, whing·ing. British and Australian Informal.

to complain; whine.

Origin of whinge

before 1150; dial. (Scots, N England), earlier Scots quhynge, Old English hwinsian (not recorded in ME); cognate with Old High German winsōn (German winseln); derivative of Germanic base of whine

Related forms

whing·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for whinge

whinge

/ (wɪndʒ) informal /

verb whinges, whingeing or whinged (intr)

to cry in a fretful way
to complain

noun

a complaint

Derived Forms

whingeing, noun, adjectivewhinger, noun

Word Origin for whinge

from a Northern variant of Old English hwinsian to whine; related to Old High German winsan, winisan, whence Middle High German winsen
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