intransitive verbkib·itzed, kib·itz·ing, kib·itz·es also kib·bitzed or kib·bitz·ing or kib·bitz·es Informal
- To chat; converse: “[They] are very reserved people and prefer not to kibitz with strangers” (Ann Marie Sabath).
- To offer unwanted or meddlesome advice, such as that given by the spectator of a card game.
Origin of kibitzYiddish kibitsen, from German kiebitzen, from Rotwelsch (German underground argot) kibitschen, to search (a prisoner), inspect, of unknown origin.
(third-person singular simple present kibitzes, present participle kibitzing, simple past and past participle kibitzed)