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kvetch

and quetch (kvɛtʃ and kʍɛtʃ)
1. in. to complain. (From German quetschen, “to squeeze,” via Yiddish.) Quit your kvetching!
2. n. a complainer. What a kvetch you are!
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He kvetches that belt-tightening over the years shut down a lot of foreign bureaus, but doesn't connect the dots further - that ignoring the world beyond our shores resulted in viewers unaware of the fractious global picture, contributing to a myopia that made Sept.
Or so kvetches "Mom's the Word," a Canadian-created show consisting mainly of monologues on the travails of raising a little one.
Lisa, for her part, gets a job from her landlady, an almost paralyzingly neurotic Hollywood sort named Carol (Caroline O'Hara), who name-drops as deliriously as she kvetches.
While Allen mildly kvetches about the disruption to his localized New York existence and passes despondently through a series of Europe's swankiest hotels - including Milan's Principe di Savoia, whose jaw-dropping splendors include a sunken tub-cum-swimming pool that looks like a set from "Spartacus" - Previn and Allen's sister, Letty Aronson, act as a kind of buffer between the star and his fans.
Every comedian who kvetches on camera - and they all seem to do it these days - owes something to Woody Allen.