kvell


kvell

intransitive verb \ˈkvel\

Definition of KVELL

:  to be extraordinarily proud :  rejoice

Examples of KVELL

  1. <proud grandparents who kvell over every thing that their precious little darlings do>

Origin of KVELL

Yiddish kveln to be delighted, from Middle High German quellen to well, gush, swell
First Known Use: circa 1952

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