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    prob. an imitative alteration of whinging

    Sc. and n. Eng. regional : whining, complaining, moping; peevish

    "That useless peenging thing of a lassie there, at Ellangowan.. ."

    - Walter Scott, Guy Mannering (1815)

    "And he says, I've sold some neeps - you ken he had that girny peenging voice - I've sold a cartload of neeps to a chiel in London, but he wants me to deliver them, and I don't ken where it is."

    - Duncan McLean, Blackden (1994)

    July 1, 2009