whinge
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(pronounced WINJ)

The British verb for agitatedly complaining and incessantly whining. Though the pronunciation isn’t as harsh as the word “whine,” it gets the point across. To cement the word in your mind, imagine Audrey Hepburn’s grating wails as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Just realize that these days the word places more weight on the annoyance behind the complaint rather than the actual sound of the moaning.

Example: Her co-worker’s non-stop whinging about how he was never allowed to meet with the firm’s clients was driving her insane; didn’t he realized that it was just this sort of behavior that kept him assigned to construction document production and out of the project meetings”