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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Definitions for kibitz

  1. To chat; converse.
  2. To look on and offer unwanted, usually meddlesome advice to others.

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Citations for kibitz
The servers, too, hit the right tone for a neighborhood restaurant — not afraid to kibitz a little when they see you're open to it, but respectful of your time and your time with your tablemates. Jonathan Kauffman, "At Frances, sometimes less is less," SF Weekly
I enjoy best working in solitude. I do not like having buddies drop by to kibitz. And that is how I spent much of my free time in Atlanta. Colin L. Powell, Joseph E. Persico, My American journey
Origin of kibitz
1925-1930
It derives from the Yiddish kibetsn, which is equivalent to the German kiebitzen, "to look on at cards."