Whinge \Whinge\, v. i. To whine. [Scot.] --Burns. [1913 Webster]

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  • whinge — [wındʒ] v present participle whingeing or whinging [i]BrE to keep complaining in an annoying way whinge about ▪ Stop whingeing about the situation and accept it. >whinge n ▪ His tale is one long whinge about his own suffering. &G …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • whinge — [ wındʒ, hwındʒ ] (present participle whinge|ing) verb intransitive BRITISH INFORMAL to WHINE ╾ whinge noun count ╾ whing|er noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • whinge — British, informal, ultimately from O.E. hwinsian, from P.Gmc. *khwinisojan (Cf. O.H.G. winison, Ger. winseln), from root of O.E. hwinan to whine (see WHINE (Cf. whine)). Related: Whinged; whinging …   Etymology dictionary

  • whinge — meaning ‘to grumble peevishly’, is BrE. Its ing form is whingeing, with an e to preserve the soft sound of the g …   Modern English usage

  • whinge — Brit. informal ► VERB (whingeing) ▪ complain persistently and peevishly. ► NOUN ▪ an act of whingeing. DERIVATIVES whinger noun. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • whinge — [hwinj, winj] [Brit. Informal] Brit. Informal vi. whinged, whingeing [OE hwinsian < Gmc * hwinisōjan] 1. to whine 2. to complain n. a whine or complaint …   English World dictionary

  • whinge — UK [wɪndʒ] / US / US [hwɪndʒ] verb [intransitive] Word forms whinge : present tense I/you/we/they whinge he/she/it whinges present participle whingeing past tense whinged past participle whinged British informal to complain, especially in a way… …   English dictionary

  • whinge — [[t](h)wɪ̱nʤ[/t]] whinges, whingeing, whinging (present participle), whinged VERB (disapproval) If you say that someone is whingeing, you mean that they are complaining in an annoying way about something unimportant. [BRIT, INFORMAL] [V about n/… …   English dictionary

  • Whinge — Whingers are not popular in any circumstance. To whinge is to whine. We all know someone who likes to whinge about everything …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • whinge — intransitive verb (whinged; whinging or whingeing) Etymology: Middle English *whingen, from Old English hwinsian; akin to Old High German winsōn to moan Date: 12th century British to complain fretfully ; whine • whinge noun, British …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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