Kvetch meaning

kvĕch
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To complain persistently and whiningly.
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A chronic, whining complainer.
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A nagging complaint.
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To complain in a nagging or whining way.
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To be urgent or insistent; press; strain.
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A person who kvetches.
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To whine or complain, often needlessly.
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Person who endlessly whines or complains; a person who finds fault with anything.
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An instance of kvetching; a complaint or whine.
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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”).

    From Wiktionary