Definitions for kvellkvɛl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.i.)to be extraordinarily pleased; esp., to be bursting with pride, as over one's family.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
Origin of kvell:
1965–70, Amer.; < Yiddish kveln be delighted; cf. MHG, G quellen to well up, gush
To feel delighted and proud to the point of tears.
Origin: From קװעלן, from an old Germanic word akin to German quellen, "well up".