kvetch

[kvech] Slang.
verb (used without object)
1.
to complain, especially chronically.
noun
2.
Also, kvetcher. a person who kvetches.

Origin:
1960–65, Americanism; < Yiddish kvetshn literally, to squeeze, pinch; compare Middle High German, German quetschen

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kvetch (kvɛtʃ)
 
vb
slang chiefly (US) (intr) to complain or grumble, esp incessantly
 
[C20: from Yiddish kvetshn, literally: to squeeze, press]

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kvetch
"to complain, whine," 1965, from Yiddish kvetshn, lit. "squeeze, press," from Ger. quetsche "crusher, presser."
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Example sentences
Comedy featuring a couple of girlfriends, both mothers, who come together to
  kvetch about their hectic but humorous lives.
It is far too easy to kvetch and not offer an informed solution.
One wonders how his noble rhymes would have incorporated kosher, nosh and
  kvetch.
It seems to me that in the last couple of weeks the kvetch level has become a
  little high and a little irritating.
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