frine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of North Germanic origin, akin to Swedish dialectal fryna (to wrinkle up one's nose, make a wry face), Norwegian frøyna (to wrinkle up one's nose, make a wry face). Perhaps related to frown.

Verb[edit]

frine (third-person singular simple present frines, present participle frining, simple past and past participle frined)

  1. (intransitive, UK dialectal) To grumble, whine, or whimper; fret; show discontent; murmur; complain.