kvetch


1kvetch

verb \ˈkvech, ˈkfech\

: to complain often or constantly

Full Definition of KVETCH

intransitive verb
:  to complain habitually :  gripe
kvetch·er noun

Examples of KVETCH

  1. They're always kvetching about something.
  2. <a chronically resentful person who seems to look for things to kvetch about>

Origin of KVETCH

Yiddish kvetshn, literally, to squeeze, pinch, from Middle High German quetschen
First Known Use: circa 1952

2kvetch

noun

Definition of KVETCH

1
:  a habitual complainer
2
:  complaint 1
kvetchy \ˈkve-chē, ˈkfe-\ adjective

Examples of KVETCH

  1. <according to the kvetch on the bus tour, there was little about Europe that was satisfactory>
  2. <vainly hoped that his mother would spare him another kvetch about still being single>

First Known Use of KVETCH

1964

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