- an onlooker at a card or chess game, etc., esp. one who volunteers advice
- a giver of unwanted advice or meddler in others' affairs
Origin of kibitzerYiddish from colloquial German kiebitzen, to look on (at cards) from kiebitz, meddlesome onlooker, origin, originally , plover, of echoic origin, originally
- A person who offers unsolicited views, advice, or criticism; one who kibitzes.
- Did I ask you what you thought about my card hand, you kibitzer!