[ kvel ]
/ kvɛl /
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verb (used without object) Slang.
to be extraordinarily pleased; especially, to be bursting with pride, as over one's family.
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Origin of kvell
1965–70, Americanism;<Yiddish kveln be delighted; compare Middle High German, German quellen well up, gush
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British Dictionary definitions for kvell
/ (kvɛl) /
(intr) informal, mainly US to be happy or show satisfaction
Word Origin for kvell
C20: from Yiddish kveln to well up
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