[ UK /kˈe‍ɪvˈɛt‍ʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈkvɛtʃ/ ]
  1. (Yiddish) a nagging complaint
  2. (Yiddish) a constant complainer
  1. express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
    My mother complains all day
    She has a lot to kick about
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How To Use kvetch In A Sentence

  • Ditto for such long-suffering conservative entertainers as actress Janine Turner, who kvetched that at one point she thought she would be fired from Friday Night Lights -- that commie TV show about Texas high school football -- because of her politics. Michael Sigman: Gratitude In A World Of Sin And Sorrow
  • I will say that just about every Australian we met there was polite, friendly, and helpful, and while I may have kvetched a bit about the food prices, I think we got great value for our money and time. 2008 October « Hyperpat’s HyperDay
  • However, many Yiddish words have entered mainstream English, mainly, but not exclusively, in the United States - "shlep" (to carry or drag a load), "chutzpah" (audacity), "kvetch" (to whine, complain), "nebbish" (a simpleton, a weakling) being just a few. The Earth Times Online Newspaper
  • It takes its name from the Yiddish word "kvetch," which means to complain or nag. JustNews.com - Local News
  • And being a serious Sinatra collector myself I prefer to be called a completist, others prefer "nerd", I'm usually one of the louder voices in the chorus of kvetchers. The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com
  • They're not going to kvetch to Larry for a long, long time, Emerald decided. YELLOW BIRD
  • As Murray Trachtenberg was preparing to exit the courtroom our Counsel Anders Bruun jocularly said, "It's far from over Murray" to which the prolific, production line, serial kvetcher Mr. Trachtenberg replied, "It does not behoove you as counsel to make threats to me as I am leaving the courtroom. "BANPC" via James Bow in Google Reader
  • Citizens of other places may complain, bitch or bellyache; New Yorkers kvetch.
  • As if he knew that excuse fell on deeply offended ears, Father Francis Gower had added, in a complaining tone that brought to my mind the Yiddish word kvetch, My old bones couldn’t stand the weather, anyway. I. O. U.
  • However, if you feel the need to kvetch, why not follow @kvetch and direct message your complaints? Archive 2008-11-01
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