kvetch


verb (used without object)

  1. to complain, especially chronically.

noun

  1. Also kvetch·er. a person who kvetches.

verb

  1. (intr) slang, mainly US to complain or grumble, esp incessantly
v.

“to complain, whine,” 1953 (implied in kvetching), from Yiddish kvetshn, literally “squeeze, press,” from German quetsche “crusher, presser.” As a noun, from 1936 as a term of abuse for a person.

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