kibitzer

[ kib-it-ser ]
/ ˈkɪb ɪt sər /

noun Informal.

a spectator at a card game who looks at the players' cards over their shoulders, especially one who gives unsolicited advice.
a giver of uninvited or unwanted advice.
a person who jokes, chitchats, or makes wisecracks, especially while others are trying to work or to discuss something seriously.

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Origin of kibitzer

From Yiddish, dating back to 1925–30; see origin at kibitz, -er1

Words nearby kibitzer

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Example sentences from the Web for kibitzer

  • My kibitzer came stalking out of the building, gangling and gawky.

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