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kvell

[kvel] /kvɛl/
verb (used without object), Slang.
1.
to be extraordinarily pleased; especially, to be bursting with pride, as over one's family.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70, Americanism; < Yiddish kveln be delighted; compare Middle High German, German quellen well up, gush
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British Dictionary definitions for kvelling

kvell

/kvɛl/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (informal, mainly US) to be happy or show satisfaction
Word Origin
C20: from Yiddish kveln to well up
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Slang definitions & phrases for kvelling

kvell

verb

To display pride and satisfaction; beam: The elderly couple kvell also upon making contact with a Jewish airstrip/ Hollywood agents, kissing and kvelling

[1967+; fr Yiddish, literally ''gush, flow forth'']


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