verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of kibitz
Examples from the Web for kibitz
But as those early weeks passed, the opportunity to kibitz never presented itself.
He waved a greeting to the desk sergeant and went over to kibitz the card game.The Circuit Riders|R. C. FitzPatrick
Word Origin for kibitz
1927, from Yiddish kibitsen "to offer gratuitous advice as an outsider," from German kiebitzen "to look on at cards, to kibitz," originally in thieves' cant "to visit," from Kiebitz, name of a shore bird (European pewit, lapwing) with a folk reputation as a meddler, from Middle High German gibitz "pewit," imitative of its cry. Young lapwings are proverbially precocious and active, and were said to run around with half-shells still on their heads soon after hatching.