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.

Origin of kibitzer

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

Synonyms for kibitzer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for kibitzer

buttinsky, snoop, spectator, busybody

Examples from the Web for kibitzer

Historical Examples of 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper