kibitz

[ kib-its ]
/ ˈkɪb ɪts /
Informal.

verb (used without object)

to act as a kibitzer.

verb (used with object)

to offer advice or criticism to as a kibitzer: to kibitz the team from the bleachers.

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Origin of kibitz

1925–30, Americanism; < Yiddish kibetsn, equivalent to German kiebitzen to look on at cards, derivative of Kiebitz busybody, literally, lapwing, plover

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British Dictionary definitions for kibitzing

kibitz
/ (ˈkɪbɪts) /

verb

(intr) US and Canadian informal to interfere or offer unwanted advice, esp as a spectator at a card game

Derived forms of kibitz

kibitzer, noun

Word Origin for kibitz

C20: from Yiddish kibitzen, from German kiebitzen to be an onlooker, from Kiebitz busybody, literally: plover
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