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whinge

[ hwinj, winj ]
/ ʰwɪndʒ, wɪndʒ /
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verb (used without object), whinged, whing·ing.British and Australian Informal.

to complain; whine.

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM whinge

whinger, 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 of whinge

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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