What does the word whimper mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To whine; complain.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A low, broken, whining cry; whine.

Usage examples for whimper

  1. Up here in the shade of some bushes by the deserted ruins, he had done what he could for his pet, but the little whimper Zipero gave now and then seemed to go through his heart. – In the Days of the Guild by Louise Lamprey
  2. Tho' the barrister sought my ear in many matters, I never heard a whimper out of him on this score. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  3. He turned his head away and began to whimper. – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy