- 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.
Origin of kibitzer
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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
Word Origin and History for kibitzer
1927, agent noun from kibitz.
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