Definition of pule in English:

pule

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Pronunciation: /pjuːl
 
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verb

[no object] (often as adjective puling) literary
Cry querulously or weakly: she’s no puling infant
More example sentences
  • Even Emerson, seeming to contradict his remark about ‘querulous’ criticism, agreed that ‘the doctrine of hatred must be preached as the counteraction to the doctrine of love, when that pules and whines.’
  • Other coverage from puling lefties: Beth, Gianna.
  • Boys, you're puling nerds from the National Review for Christ sake, you're not longshoremen.

Origin

late Middle English (originally referring to a bird's cry): probably imitative; compare with French piauler, in the same sense.

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