Kibitz meaning

kĭbĭts
To offer unwanted or meddlesome advice, such as that given by the spectator of a card game.
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To give unsolicited or unwanted advice or make unhelpful or idle comments, especially to someone playing a game.

Quit kibitzing! You're giving away my hand!

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To chat; converse.
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(informal) To act as a kibitzer.
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To chat; to gossip; to make small talk or idle chatter.

Louise and I used to head down to the coffee shop and just sit for hours and kibitz.

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Origin of kibitz

  • Yiddish kibitsen from German kiebitzen from Rotwelsch (German underground argot) kibitschen to search (a prisoner), inspect of unknown origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Yiddish קיבעצן (kibitsn), from Hebrew קבץ, influenced by German kiebitzen.

    From Wiktionary