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  • noun Whining and complaining, often contrived to evoke pity or shirk responsibility.
  • verb Present participle of bellyache.


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  • as in complaining, whining, grumbling, murmuring, etc.

    June 15, 2007

  • Another word used by dear old Mom when we were kids!

    June 15, 2007

  • In my family, it was my father who used that word: "Can't you kids quit your bellyaching?" or, alternatively, "Aw, quit your yapping.

    June 15, 2007

  • I've never seen this word without it being preceded by quit your.

    June 15, 2007

  • Yeah, it is hard to imagine a parent saying "Couldn't you kids please do some bellyaching?"

    June 15, 2007