kibitz

[kib-its] Informal.
verb (used without object)
1.
to act as a kibitzer.
verb (used with object)
2.
to offer advice or criticism to as a kibitzer: to kibitz the team from the bleachers.

Origin:
1925–30, Americanism; < Yiddish kibetsn, equivalent to German kiebitzen to look on at cards, derivative of Kiebitz busybody, literally, lapwing, plover

kibbutz, kibitz.
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kibitz (ˈkɪbɪts)
 
vb
informal (US), (Canadian) (intr) to interfere or offer unwanted advice, esp as a spectator at a card game
 
[C20: from Yiddish kibitzen, from German kiebitzen to be an onlooker, from Kiebitz busybody, literally: plover]
 
'kibitzer
 
n

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kibitz
1927, from Yiddish kibitsen "to offer gratuitous advice as an outsider," from Ger. kiebitzen "to look on at cards, to kibitz," originally in thieves' cant "to visit," from Kiebitz, name of a shore bird (European pewit, lapwing) with a folk reputation as a meddler, from M.H.G. gibitz "pewit," imitative
of its cry. Young lapwings are proverbially precocious and active, and were said to run around with half-shells still on their heads soon after hatching.
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Example sentences
Two polyester-clad cronies kibitz while mannequins gyrate in a storefront window in the background.
Moms can kibitz and kvell about why their kids are such a great catch and what they're looking for in a match.
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