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Saturday, June 01, 2002

Definitions for kvetch

  1. To complain habitually.
  2. A complaint.
  3. A habitual complainer.

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Citations for kvetch
People kvetched when someone else wouldn't relinquish his position. Barry Lopez, Harper's Magazine
They begin to look like malcontents who kvetch about the weather so much that they don't notice the sun coming out. David Shenk, The New Republic
Origin of kvetch
1960-1965
Kvetch comes from Yiddish kvetshn, "to squeeze, to complain," from Middle High German quetzen, quetschen, "to squeeze."