kibitz

verb ki·bitz \ ˈki-bəts , kə-ˈbits \
variants: or less commonly kibbitz

Definition of kibitz

intransitive verb
1 :to act as a kibitzer
2 :to exchange comments :chat
transitive verb
:to observe as a kibitzer; especially :to be a kibitzer at
  • kibitz a card game

Examples of kibitz in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of kibitz

Yiddish kibetsn

kibitz Synonyms


KIBITZ Defined for English Language Learners

kibitz

verb

Definition of kibitz for English Language Learners

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

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



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