[ kib-its ]
/ ˈkɪb ɪts /
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
/ (ˈkɪbɪts) /
(intr) US and Canadian informal to interfere or offer unwanted advice, esp as a spectator at a card game
Derived forms of kibitzkibitzer, 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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