intransitive verbkib·itzed, kib·itz·ing, kib·itz·es, also kib·bitzed kib·bitz·ing 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)