AskDefine | Define mewl

Dictionary Definition

mewl v : cry weakly or softly; "she wailed with pain" [syn: wail, whimper, pule]

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English

Pronunciation

(Canada) /ˈmjuːl/

Verb

  1. to whimper or cry weakly
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, As You Like It
      And one man in his time plays many parts, / His acts being seven ages. At first the infant, / Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms; / Then the whining school-boy, ...
    • 1844, Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit
      You're a pretty clog to be tied to a man for life, you mewling, white-faced cat!

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