from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To cry weakly; whimper.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cry weakly with a soft, high-pitched sound; to whimper; to whine.
- n. A soft cry or whimper; an act of mewling.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To cry, as a young child; to squall.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cry as a cat; mew.
- To cry as a child.
- n. The cry of a child.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cry weakly or softly
Perhaps of imitative origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Onomatopoeia; from 1599, apparently Shakespeare. (Wiktionary)