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.

Words nearby kibitzer

Origin of kibitzer

From Yiddish, dating back to 1925–30; see origin at kibitz, -er1
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Examples from the Web for kibitzer

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

    Card Trick|Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett