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kvell

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verb \ˈkvel\

Definition of kvell

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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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