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1. verb, slang To complain. From Yiddish. I thought our staff night out was going to be a break from the office politics, but everyone just kvetched about work the whole night anyway. I'm sorry for kvetching like that. It's been a trying week, and I needed to get it off my chest.
2. noun, slang Someone who tends to complain excessively. He's very talented, but he can be a bit of a kvetch when things get too stressful. We're supposed to be on a relaxing vacation, Sarah. Stop being such a kvetch and enjoy yourself!
1. verb To complain, gripe, or express displeasure, especially in a self-absorbed or incessant manner. Would you please stop quetching about every little problem that crops up? Just learn how to deal with these issues, for God's sake. You'd swear Marty was carrying the weight of the world with the way he quetches.
2. noun Someone given to making such complaints. You're just a tiresome old quetch, you know that?
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kvetchand 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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