Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wednesday Word: Whinge

whinge |(h)winj| Brit., informalverb ( whingeing ) [ intrans. ]complain persistently and in a peevish or irritating waystop whingeing and get on with it!nounan act of complaining in such a way.DERIVATIVESwhingeingly adverbwhinger nounwhing|-jē| adjectiveORIGIN late Old English hwinsian, of Germanic origin; related to German winseln; compare with whine .
I want to steal this word from the Brits. That extra 'G' gives it a bite, compared to whine. Those who whinge not only complain but keep complaining, bitching, and moaning with the tenacity of a Chihuahua.


  1. I like this word every time I read it - I need to get in the habit of actually using it!

    1. And then every time you have to explain what it means--when talking to Americans. It wouldn't be so bad in writing, I suppose.

    2. I end up doing that with my coworkers anyway - my "meh" t-shirt it a perfect example...