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winge (third-person singular simple present winges, present participle wingeing or winging, simple past and past participle winged)

  1. To cringe.
  2. (Australia, New Zealand, Britain, slang) Alternative form of whinge
    • 1992, Sky Phillips, Secret mission to Melbourne, November, 1941‎, page 45:
      Mostly, they were wingeing about the lousy cook and the same thing served too often
    • 1993, Michael Fisher, The Nightmare Man‎, page 169:
      His wife will winge her bloody head off, but Nev will come good.
    • 2002, Diana Wynne Jones, A Tale of Time City‎, page 41:
      "I'm miserable," Sam proclaimed, plodding behind with his shoelace flapping. "Nobody ever gives me butter-pies when I need them." / "Shut up," said Jonathan. "Stop wingeing."