whinger

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

whinge +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

whinger (plural whingers)

  1. One who whinges.
    • 2013, Simon Jenkins, Gibraltar and the Falklands deny the logic of history (in The Guardian, 14 August 2013)[1]
      The idea of a British warship supposedly menacing Spain is ludicrous. Is it meant to bomb Cadiz? Will its guns lift a rush-hour tailback in a colony that most Britons regard as awash with tax dodgers, drug dealers and right-wing whingers? The Gibraltarians have rights, but why British taxpayers should send warships to enforce them, even if just "on exercise", is a mystery.
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Etymology 2[edit]

perhaps from Anglo-Saxon winn contention, war + geard, gyrd, a staff, rod, yard

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʍɪnd͡ʒə(ɹ)/, /ˈʍɪŋɡə(ɹ)/

Noun[edit]

whinger (plural whingers)

  1. (obsolete, Scotland) A whinyard.
    • 1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe, Note to Chapter 22,[2]
      “Fye on you, why do you not strike your whingers into me, or blow me up with a barrel of powder, rather than torture me thus unmercifully?”