To complain persistently and whiningly.
A chronic, whining complainer.
A nagging complaint.
To complain in a nagging or whining way.
To be urgent or insistent; press; strain.
A person who kvetches.
To whine or complain, often needlessly.
Person who endlessly whines or complains; a person who finds fault with anything.
An instance of kvetching; a complaint or whine.
Origin of kvetch
- Yiddish kvetshn to squeeze, complain from Middle High German quetzen, quetschen to squeeze
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Yiddish קוועטשן (kvetshn), cognate to German quetschen (“crush, press”).