verb (used without object)
- to complain, especially chronically.
- Also kvetch·er. a person who kvetches.
- (intr) slang, mainly US to complain or grumble, esp incessantly
“to complain, whine,” 1953 (implied in kvetching), from Yiddish kvetshn, literally “squeeze, press,” from German quetsche “crusher, presser.” As a noun, from 1936 as a term of abuse for a person.