American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Chiefly British To complain or protest, especially in an annoying or persistent manner.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To whine.
- n. UK, New Zealand A cry.
- n. UK, New Zealand A complaint.
- v. UK, New Zealand To complain, especially in an annoying or persistent manner.
- v. UK, New Zealand To whine.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. Scot. To whine.
- From Middle English whinsen, from Old English hwinsian ("to whine"), from Proto-Germanic *hwinisōnan (“to whine”), from Proto-Germanic *hwīnanan (“to whizz, rush, swoosh, whine, hiss”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwey- (“to hiss, whistle, whisper”). Cognate with German winseln ("to whine, whimper"). (Wiktionary)
- Dialectal alteration of Middle English whinsen, from Old English hwinsian. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“UPDATE: Thank you to one of my readers for edited Wikipedia to get rid of the whinge from the above-mentioned page!”
“The police complaint should be thus: You phone a number where a monotone voice tells you what button to push for your particular whinge from a list. 1 caller in 5 will be randomly cut off and have to call back.”
“But I want lunch and after doing the same trip yesterday, my back hurts and I'm exhausted so I'm in whinge mode.”
“Then, too, the whinge from the more hawk-like Liberals is that “we left you guys a whopping surplus and you’ve handed it out all over the map, so now you get to flirt with the danger of not breaking even”.”
“I registered my academia 101 blog at PhD weblogs because Tom told me about it. my other one, though, isn't exactly a secret cos it's linked from my online CV (which is linked to the Asian Australian Studies page). you've probably read my whingey, half-arsed posts about feeling constricted in what I can say or post about. it's v. annoying (me having a whinge, that is).”
“That's not a "whinge" its a professional opinion of an Ops sysadmin that maintains full scale enterprise scale web servers and J2EE application servers.”
“Americans do not, by and large, even know the term "whinge".”
“Now that winter has finally arrived and everyone has upped their weather complaint mode from "whinge" to "whine," it's time to put things in perspective.”
“It's a genre that -- if you grew up gaming -- probably makes up some of your earliest memories: my own definitely revolve around waiting impatiently for the TI99/4A's cassette deck to finish screeching its way through loading Scott Adams 'Adventure series (now playable online here) and pondering the etymology of "pieces of eight", continuing through my teens to the unmistakably British worlds of Graham Cluely's Jacaranda Jim and Humbug (the games that first taught me the word' whinge ').”
“whinge" was a common term for me growing up on the east coast”
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