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noun 
  1. Person who endlessly whines or complains.
  2. Person who finds fault with anything.
Translations: 
  • French: rí¢leur
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
verb (kvetches, kvetching, kvetched)
  1. To whine or complain, often needlessly.
    • 1969, Is this truth I"m delivering up, or is it just plain kvetching? Or is kvetching for people like me a form of truth? " Philip Roth, Portnoy"s Complaint
    • 2001, Make a commitment, Charlie. Go with life or go with death, but quit the kvetching. Don"t keep us all in suspense. " Glen David Gold, Carter Beats the Devil
Translations: 
  • French: se plaindre, rí¢ler
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
adjective (no (compar) or (superl))
  1. Describing a kvetch or kvetcher.
Translations: 
  • French: plaintif, rí¢leur
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: From Yiddish (kvetshn), from German Quetsche "crusher, presser", from quetschen "crush, press".


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