whimper Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “whimper” in the English Dictionary

"whimper" in British English

See all translations

whimperverb [I]

uk   /ˈwɪm.pər/  us   /-pɚ/
(​especially of an ​animal) to make a ​series of ​small, ​weaksounds, ​expressingpain or ​unhappiness: A half-starved ​doglay in the ​corner, whimpering ​pathetically. I said she couldn't have an ​icecream and she ​started to whimper.
whimper
noun [C] uk   us  
She gave a little whimper as the ​vetinspected her ​paw.
(Definition of whimper from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"whimper" in American English

See all translations

whimperverb [I]

 us   /ˈhwɪm·pər, ˈwɪm-/
to ​cry, making ​small, ​weaksounds: She whimpered ​pathetically.
whimper
noun [C]  us   /ˈhwɪm·pər, ˈwɪm-/
There wasn’t a whimper of ​complaint from anyone.
(Definition of whimper from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of whimper?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
coeducational

having male and female students being taught together in the same school or college rather than separately

Word of the Day