- "to chronically complain or gripe to others over minor issues" (JPS)
- "All my 90 year old grandmother does is kvetch about not being able to do the things she used to do."
Languages of Origin
קװעטשן kvetshn 'to press, squeeze, pinch' (קװעטשן זיך kvetshn zikh 'to strain'), verbal stem is קװעטש kvetsh
Who Uses This
Jews, Older, Non-Jews, Ashkenazim
Rosten, Yiddish, JPS
The meaning of the J-E word differs from the original Yiddish (see Etymology).
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