Definitions for kvetchkvɛtʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (v.i.)to complain, esp. chronically.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  2. (n.)Also, kvetch′er. a person who kvetches.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

* Slang..

Origin of kvetch:

1950–55; < Yiddish kvetshn lit., to squeeze; cf. MHG, G quetschen

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kvetch(noun)

    (Yiddish) a constant complainer

  2. kvetch(verb)

    (Yiddish) a nagging complaint

  3. complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch(verb)

    express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

    "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"


  1. kvetch(Noun)

    Person who endlessly whines or complains.

  2. kvetch(Noun)

    Person who finds fault with anything.

  3. kvetch(Verb)

    To whine or complain, often needlessly.

  4. kvetch(Adjective)

    Describing a kvetch or kvetcher.

  5. Origin: From קוועטשן, from Quetsche, from quetschen.


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