Definition of "kvetch" []

  • To complain persistently and whiningly. (verb-intransitive)
  • A chronic, whining complainer. (noun)
  • A nagging complaint: "a rambling kvetch against the system” ( Leonard Ross). (noun)
  • To complain or grumble, esp incessantly (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "kvetch" in a sentence
  • "However, if you feel the need to kvetch, why not follow @kvetch and direct message your complaints?"
  • "Some refer to us by using the Yiddish word "kvetch," which translates as "a whining complainer.""
  • "To the so-called experts on the Yiddish word "kvetch": The "k" is not silent, but maybe you should be."