kvetch

verb
\ ˈkvech How to pronounce kvetch (audio) , ˈkfech How to pronounce kvetch (audio) \
kvetched; kvetching; kvetches

Definition of kvetch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to complain habitually : gripe

kvetch

noun

Definition of kvetch (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a habitual complainer

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Other Words from kvetch

Verb

kvetcher noun

Noun

kvetchy \ ˈkve-​chē How to pronounce kvetchy (audio) , ˈkfe-​ \ adjective

Examples of kvetch in a Sentence

Verb

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

Noun

according to the kvetch on the bus tour, there was little about Europe that was satisfactory vainly hoped that his mother would spare him another kvetch about still being single
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First Known Use of kvetch

Verb

circa 1952, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1964, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for kvetch

Verb

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

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kvetch

verb

English Language Learners Definition of kvetch

chiefly US, informal : to complain often or constantly

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