verb (used without object), whined, whin·ing.
verb (used with object), whined, whin·ing.
Origin of whine
Examples from the Web for whining
We are constantly bombarded by whining from the right over its contrived war on Christmas.
Katherine, Daniel, and Nathan are quite unlikable people, stuck with one another, whining to their friends and family.
It seems that because divorce has become ubiquitous, people feel that it shouldn't be discussed -- as if they're whining.
I could tell the way he was whining that he smelled the scent on the front steps.
His whining about not getting enough time was a reminder of his petulant, entitled side.Michelle Goldberg on the GOP’s Delusional Debate Night|Michelle Goldberg|October 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Stinson and Ray went to their fate alternately swearing and whining.The Passing of the Frontier|Emerson Hough
They were forced to protect themselves from the whining bullets that came through the brush from unseen guns.Sergeant York And His People|Sam Cowan
Here Jan halted and looked intently; then he began scratching and whining again, and Franz saw a bit of cloth.Prince Lazybones and Other Stories|Mrs. W. J. Hays
Once more he paused, sniffing eagerly; then turned, whining.The Sky Line of Spruce|Edison Marshall
“Please give me a bit, good gentleman,” said a whining voice at his elbow.In Honour's Cause|George Manville Fenn
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.