[ kvech ]
/ kvɛtʃ /
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verb (used without object)
to complain, especially chronically.
Also kvetcher. a person who kvetches.
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Origin of kvetch
1960–65, Americanism;<Yiddish kvetshn literally, to squeeze, pinch; compare Middle High German, German quetschen
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Example sentences from the Web for kvetch
I take some pleasure in watching conservatives squirm and kvetch.
British Dictionary definitions for kvetch
/ (kvɛtʃ) /
(intr) slang, mainly US to complain or grumble, esp incessantly
Word Origin for kvetch
C20: from Yiddish kvetshn, literally: to squeeze, press
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