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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb kvetch:
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Definition of the noun kvetch
What does kvetch mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: kvetches
- (Yiddish) a constant complainer
- (Yiddish) a nagging complaint
Alternative definition of the noun kvetch
- Person who endlessly whines or complains.
- Person who finds fault with anything.
Definition of the adjective kvetch
What does kvetch mean as an attribute of a noun?
- Describing a kvetch or kvetcher.
Definition of the verb kvetch
What does kvetch mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: kvetched | kvetching | kvetches
- express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] Susan complained [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, quotation] Ellen complained, 'The mail didn't come today.' | Ellen warned, 'Avoid that hole in the sidewalk.' [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause] Ellen warned that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan complained that the party would be tonight | Susan whispered that the party would be tonight [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic] Ellen complained about the situation [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic] to [Recipient] Ellen complained about the situation to Helen [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] Susan complained to Rachel [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, quotation] Ellen complained to Helen, 'The mail didn't come today.' [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, that-complement clause] Heather cabled to Sara that the party would be tonight | Susan complained to Rachel that the party would be tonight [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] about [Topic] The prime minister complained to the former president about U.S. interference in his country's affairs
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of kvetch: complain / kick / plain / quetch / sound off
- more specific words:
- hen-peck / peck / nag = bother persistently with trivial complaints
- backbite / bitch = say mean things
- grizzle / yammer / whine / yawp = complain whiningly
- grumble / murmur / mutter / croak / gnarl = make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
- grumble / grouch / scold = show one's unhappiness or critical attitude
- protest = utter words of protest
- repine = express discontent
- bellyache / grouse / holler / squawk / bitch / gripe / beef / crab = complain
- inveigh / rail = complain bitterly
- deplore / bemoan / bewail / lament = regret strongly
- report = complain about
- bleat = talk whiningly
Alternative definition of the verb kvetch
- To whine or complain, often needlessly.
"Kvetch" is a book written by T.R. Witomski.
- genre: Humour
- released in (26 years ago)
- award: - Lambda Literary Award for Humor nomination for T.R. Witomski
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Kvetch
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by Rod Powers
Kvetch is a verb that means to complain; it's also a noun used to refer to a person who complains a lot. 12. A. Acute is an adjective that means having or showing a perceptive understanding or insight; it also means shrewd. 13. B. Inamorata ...
by Rod Powers
Kvetch is a verb that means to complain; it's also a noun used to refer to a person who complains a lot. A. Acute is an adjective that means having or showing a perceptive understanding or insight; it also means shrewd. B. Inamorata is a ...
by Mark Goulston, Philip Goldberg
Kvetch means to complain or gripe. Kvell, according to Leo Rosten's The Joys of Yiddish, means, “To beam with immense pride and pleasure.” The most common form of kvelling is that of a parent or grandparent over the glorious attributes of a ...
In Other Words (2009)
A Language Lover's Guide to the Most Intriguing Words Around the World by Christopher J. Moore
kvetchtz (kvetch](noun) A kvetch is the deepest of sighs for all the burdens and troubles of the entire world, past, present, and future.
by Vicki Andree
Kvetch means to endlessly whine or complain. 4 The Amidah is the central part of all four services (shacharit – morning, mincha (afternoon), maariv (evening), and mussaf (additional). The word Amidah literally means standing because it is ...
Dictionary of Jewish Words (2010)
A JPS Guide by Joyce Eisenberg, Ellen Scolnic
kvetch 89 the accomplishments and achievements of one's children.“ Congratulations on your daughter's getting into Harvard.You must be kvelling.” kvetch v. Yiddish (KVETCH) To chronically complain or gripe to others over minor issues and ...
Encyclopedia Neurotica (2013)
by Jon Winokur
— Karl Kraus 124 KVETCH kvetch (Yiddish) verb: to gripe or fret; noun:...
by Julia Cresswell
kook kop kosher kowtow kvetch kylie laager labour labyrinth lace lackadaisical lager lagoon lair lairy laissez—faire. related to knee [OE]. Someone prepared to knuckle down to something is ready to concentrate on a task, but the phrase ...
by Robert Hendrickson
kvetch 645 however, can be an intelligent person, just someone badly coordinated. The adjective klutzy is also widely heard. Knickerbocker Rules Baseball's first codified rules; adopted by the New York Knickerbockers baseball team in 1845.
by Alan L. Berger
Thatwas the propensityto kvetch (inthe vernacular), to complain, especially to complaintoGod aboutwhat was goingon, and notnecessarily aboutsuch serious issues as the deadly dangers that PaleofSettlement Jews were exposedto. Literary ...
selfrighteous,selfsatisfied complain 03 nag 04 ache,beef,bind, carp, fuss,girn, hurt,mean, mein, mene, moan, mump 05 bitch, bleat, gripe,groan, growl,grump, meane, plain, whine 06 bemoan, bewail, endure, grouse, grutch, kvetch, lament, ...
by Kevin Mitchell
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by Sidney L. Landau
bo muse benign deplore, complain, whine, regret, sigh, weep, rue, kvetch (Slang) . ant rejoice, jubilate, celebrate, exult. bemuse v. 1 muddle, stupefy, obscure, obfuscate, confound, mix up, confuse, addle, becloud, befuddle, daze, unhinge, ...
by Random House
-etch, etch, fetch, fletch, ketch, kvetch, ...
by Paul Zollo
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Volume 5: Language by Michael Montgomery, Ellen Johnson
kibitz, klutz,kosher, kvetch, maven,mensch,nebbish,schlock, schmooze, schmuck,shalom, andtchotchke. Hebrew names for popular holidays and celebrations, such as Chanukah and bar mitzvah, are used among Jews and non -Jews alike.
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Video shows what kvetch means. To whine or complain, often needlessly.. kvetch synonyms: kvetcher, whiner. kvetch pronunciation. How to pronounce ...
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Scrabble value of K5V4E1T1C3H4
The value of this 6-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine