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kvetch

verb \ ˈkvech , ˈkfech \
|Updated on: 7 Jun 2018

Definition of kvetch

kvetched; kvetching; kvetches
: to complain habitually : gripe

kvetcher

noun

Examples of kvetch in a Sentence

  1. They're always kvetching about something.

  2. a chronically resentful person who seems to look for things to kvetch about

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Origin and Etymology of kvetch

Yiddish kvetshn, literally, to squeeze, pinch, from Middle High German quetschen


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kvetch

noun

Definition of kvetch

1 : a habitual complainer
2 : complaint 1

kvetchy

play \ˈkve-chē, ˈkfe-\ adjective

Examples of kvetch in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of kvetch

1964

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of kvetch for English Language Learners

  • : to complain often or constantly


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