Whimper Whim"per, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Whimpered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whimpering}.] [Cf. Scot. whimmer, G. wimmern.] To cry with a low, whining, broken voice; to whine; to complain; as, a child whimpers. [1913 Webster]

Was there ever yet preacher but there were gainsayers that spurned, that winced, that whimpered against him? --Latimer. [1913 Webster]

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