kvetch

To kvetch is to grumble and complain at length. Kids who kvetch for days about never having gone to Disney World are unlikely to convince their parents to take them.

When you kvetch, you whine or grumble or bellyache about something. It's an informal way to describe a very annoying activity, and you can also call the complaint itself a kvetch, as well as the person doing the complaining. In fact, this it the original Yiddish meaning, from kvetshn, "squeeze" or "press," which has a German root, quetsche, or "crusher."

Definitions of kvetch
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v express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

Synonyms:
complain, kick, plain, quetch, sound off
Antonyms:
cheer, cheer up, chirk up
become cheerful
Types:
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hen-peck, nag, peck
bother persistently with trivial complaints
backbite, bitch
say mean things
grizzle, whine, yammer, yawp
complain whiningly
croak, gnarl, grumble, murmur, mutter
make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
grouch, grumble, scold
show one's unhappiness or critical attitude
protest
utter words of protest
repine
express discontent
beef, bellyache, bitch, crab, gripe, grouse, holler, squawk
complain
inveigh, rail
complain bitterly
bemoan, bewail, deplore, lament
regret strongly
report
complain about; make a charge against
bleat
talk whiningly
declaim, inveigh
speak against in an impassioned manner

n (Yiddish) a constant complainer

Type of:
bellyacher, complainer, crybaby, grumbler, moaner, sniveller, squawker, whiner
a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining

n (Yiddish) a nagging complaint

Type of:
complaint
an expression of grievance or resentment

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