crying etymology

English word crying comes from English landlubber, English cry

Detailed word origin of crying

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
cry English (eng) (ambitransitive) To shout, scream, yell.. (intransitive) To shed tears; to weep.. (intransitive) To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals do.. (transitive) To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping.. (transitive) To utter loudly; to call out; to declare publicly.. Hence, to publish the banns of, as for marriage.. To make oral and public proclamation of; to notify [...]
crying English (eng) That demands action or attention.. That deserves rebuke or censure. Action of the verb cry.

Words with the same origin as crying

Descendants of landlubber