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kibitz

verb ki·bitz \ˈki-bəts, kə-ˈbits\

Simple Definition of kibitz

  • : to talk to someone in a friendly and informal way

  • : to watch other people and make unwanted comments about what they are doing

Full Definition of kibitz

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to act as a kibitzer

  3. 2 :  to exchange comments :  chat

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to observe as a kibitzer; especially :  to be a kibitzer at <kibitz a card game>

Examples of kibitz

  1. They sat around kibitzing about their children.

  2. My uncle likes to kibitz when I play poker with my cousins.

  3. He likes to kibitz our poker games.



Variants of kibitz

also kib·bitz play \ˈki-bəts, kə-ˈbits\

Origin of kibitz

Yiddish kibetsn


First Known Use: 1927



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