- to complain; whine.
Origin of whinge
Examples from the Web for whinger
Historical Examples of whinger
Whinger, "a short hanger, used as a knife at meals, and as a sword in broils."The Proverbs of Scotland
For a naked man is no match for a man with a whinger, and he was sitting on my clothes.
But I carried no whinger on the links, as considering that it hampered a man in his play.
Therewith he clapped his hand upon the priest's hand wherein the whinger was, and took this from him.
The tyrant came to him, and with the poor caitiff's own whinger first struck him in the breast, and afterwards cast it at him.
- to cry in a fretful way
- to complain
- a complaint
Word Origin for whinge
Word Origin and History for whinger
"to complain peevishly," British, informal or dialectal, ultimately from the northern form of Old English hwinsian, from Proto-Germanic *khwinisojan (cf. Old High German winison, German winseln), from root of Old English hwinan "to whine" (see whine (v.)). Related: Whinged; whinging.