mewl

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mewl

to cry or whimper as an infant or young child: the infant, mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms
Not to be confused with:
mule – the offspring of a female horse and a male donkey; a stubborn person; a lounging slipper

mewl

 (myo͞ol)
intr.v. mewled, mewl·ing, mewls
To cry weakly; whimper.

[Perhaps of imitative origin.]

mewl

(mjuːl)
vb
(intr) (esp of a baby) to cry weakly; whimper (often in the phrase mewl and puke)
n
such a cry
[C17: imitative]
ˈmewler n

mewl

(myul)

v.i.
to cry, as a baby, young child, or the like; whimper.
[1590–1600; imitative]
mewl′er, n.

mewl


Past participle: mewled
Gerund: mewling

Imperative
mewl
mewl
Present
I mewl
you mewl
he/she/it mewls
we mewl
you mewl
they mewl
Preterite
I mewled
you mewled
he/she/it mewled
we mewled
you mewled
they mewled
Present Continuous
I am mewling
you are mewling
he/she/it is mewling
we are mewling
you are mewling
they are mewling
Present Perfect
I have mewled
you have mewled
he/she/it has mewled
we have mewled
you have mewled
they have mewled
Past Continuous
I was mewling
you were mewling
he/she/it was mewling
we were mewling
you were mewling
they were mewling
Past Perfect
I had mewled
you had mewled
he/she/it had mewled
we had mewled
you had mewled
they had mewled
Future
I will mewl
you will mewl
he/she/it will mewl
we will mewl
you will mewl
they will mewl
Future Perfect
I will have mewled
you will have mewled
he/she/it will have mewled
we will have mewled
you will have mewled
they will have mewled
Future Continuous
I will be mewling
you will be mewling
he/she/it will be mewling
we will be mewling
you will be mewling
they will be mewling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mewling
you have been mewling
he/she/it has been mewling
we have been mewling
you have been mewling
they have been mewling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mewling
you will have been mewling
he/she/it will have been mewling
we will have been mewling
you will have been mewling
they will have been mewling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mewling
you had been mewling
he/she/it had been mewling
we had been mewling
you had been mewling
they had been mewling
Conditional
I would mewl
you would mewl
he/she/it would mewl
we would mewl
you would mewl
they would mewl
Past Conditional
I would have mewled
you would have mewled
he/she/it would have mewled
we would have mewled
you would have mewled
they would have mewled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.mewl - cry weakly or softlymewl - cry weakly or softly; "she wailed with pain"
weep, cry - shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; "She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"; "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"

mewl

verb whimper, cry, whine, whinge (informal), grizzle (informal, chiefly Brit.), blubber, snivel, pule Shut up, Steven, you mewling little wimp.
Translations

mewl

[mjuːl] VI [cat] → maullar, hacer miau; [baby] → lloriquear

mewl

vi (cat)maunzen, mauzen; (baby)wimmern
References in classic literature ?
Then there was a sound of clinking of glasses and of laughter, for it became known that to John and Mary Shakespeare a son had been born, and presently there was brought to be shown to the company "The infant mewling and puking in the nurse's arms." It was a great event for the father and mother, something of an event for Stratford-on-Avon, for John Shakespeare was a man of importance.
The singer talks directly to her rival and tells her: "You know your old man was with me last night/I just want you to know I don't think it's right/Because Bessie used to sing to me/Don't play no second fiddle, baby, always play the lead/I'm sure every word he says to me is true/Just as I'm sure they're true when he says them to you/For a bird in a cage he sure can sing/But I don't want no part of his three-way thing/I'm talking woman to woman." Mankey dials up a strangled, almost imploding tone for the solo, which is as creepy-crawly as Eraserhead's mewling whimpers.
What does it breed except mewling and puking and good health.
stable, still cauled and mewling, soon to be found and lavished with all
Call it the weary, well-traveled NRI arrogance and our piteous mewling about how things are but here we have a point.
But the relationship ended, and Morrissey later discussed having a baby - a "mewling miniature monster" - with close friend Tina Dehgani.
As I was lying in bed this morning waiting for the great adventure of life to begin another day, I realised that apart from two dogs, a cat, the ancient Mither, wee Bearn, Helpmeet and the mewling Nipper, I haven't talked with another soul for three weeks (I exclude anyone I encounter TO THE HIS LESS SHARP THE in trade).
Although they may be childless, this husband-and-wife team of anthropologists has observed some truly remarkable children in their travels, and the wild tales they spin about these fabulous creatures make Nicky look like a mewling infant.
'I had always considered babies mewling menaces and children irrational, needy, demanding and narcissistic,' she whines.
It seems only months ago when they were at the mewling and puking stage, and only weeks since they were creeping like snail unwillingly to school.
It's certainly annoying to have to clean kitchens, mop bathrooms, wash endless loads of laundry, cope with mewling children, and confront the other rows that the modern nanny must hoe.