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kvetch

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verb \ˈkvech, ˈkfech\

Simple Definition of kvetch

  • : to complain often or constantly

Full Definition of kvetch

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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

Rhymes with kvetch


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kvetch

noun

Definition of kvetch

  1. 1 :  a habitual complainer

  2. 2 :  complaint 1

kvetchy play \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>



1964

First Known Use of kvetch

1964


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