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Definition of whine:

  1. A plaintive tone; the nasal, childish tone of mean complaint; mean or affected complaint.
  2. To utter a plaintive cry, as some animals; to moan with a childish noise; to complain, or to tell of sorrow, distress, or the like, in a plaintive, nasal tone; hence, to complain or to beg in a mean, unmanly way; to moan basely.
  3. To utter or express plaintively, or in a mean, unmanly way; as, to whine out an excuse.

Synonyms:

pule, brood, stew, beef, wrawl, mewl, grouse, blubber, whimper, hum, yowl, yammer, murmur, drone, feelings, howl, happy, grizzle, yawp, bawl, skreak, gripe, bellyache, complain, kick, bitch, crab, screak, grouse, snivel, skreigh, grouch, grumble, gripe, grump, blub, complain, beef, squawk.

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