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KVETCH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does kvetch mean? 

KVETCH (noun)
  The noun KVETCH has 2 senses:

1. (Yiddish) a constant complainer
2. (Yiddish) a nagging complaint

  Familiarity information: KVETCH used as a noun is rare.


KVETCH (verb)
  The verb KVETCH has 1 sense:

1. express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

  Familiarity information: KVETCH used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


KVETCH (noun)


Sense 1kvetch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(Yiddish) a constant complainer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("kvetch" is a kind of...):

bellyacher; complainer; crybaby; grumbler; moaner; sniveller; squawker; whiner (a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining)

Domain category:

Yiddish (a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script)


Sense 2kvetch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(Yiddish) a nagging complaint

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("kvetch" is a kind of...):

complaint (an expression of grievance or resentment)

Domain category:

Yiddish (a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script)


KVETCH (verb)


Sense 1kvetch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

complain; kvetch; plain; quetch; sound off; kick

Context examples:

My mother complains all day / She has a lot to kick about

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "kvetch"):

hen-peck; nag; peck (bother persistently with trivial complaints)

report (complain about; make a charge against)

bemoan; bewail; deplore; lament (regret strongly)

inveigh; rail (complain bitterly)

beef; bellyache; crab; gripe; grouse; holler; squawk (complain)

repine (express discontent)

protest (utter words of protest)

grouch; grumble; scold (show one's unhappiness or critical attitude)

croak; gnarl; grumble; murmur; mutter (make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath)

grizzle; whine; yammer; yawp (complain whiningly)

backbite; bitch (say mean things)

bleat (talk whiningly)

Sentence frames:

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