- to complain, especially chronically.
- Also kvetch·er. a person who kvetches.
Origin of kvetch
Related Words for kvetchmoan, squawk, nag, carp, grumble, mutter, murmur, fuss, groan, gripe, bellyache, grouse, whine, yawp, crab, grouch, yammer, kvetch, pule, scold
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Contemporary Examples of kvetch
I take some pleasure in watching conservatives squirm and kvetch.Not Harry Reid's Finest Hour
August 3, 2012
- (intr) slang, mainly US to complain or grumble, esp incessantly
Word Origin for kvetch
"to complain, whine," 1953 (implied in kvetching), from Yiddish kvetshn, literally "squeeze, press," from German quetsche "crusher, presser." As a noun, from 1936 as a term of abuse for a person.