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English noun: kvetch

1. kvetch (person) (Yiddish) a constant complainer


Broader (hypernym)bellyacher, complainer, crybaby, grumbler, moaner, sniveller, squawker, whiner


Domain categoryYiddish

2. kvetch (communication) (Yiddish) a nagging complaint


Broader (hypernym)complaint


Domain categoryYiddish


English verb: kvetch

1. kvetch (communication) express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness


SamplesMy mother complains all day.
She has a lot to kick about.


Synonymscomplain, kick, plain, quetch, sound off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Narrower (hyponym)backbite, beef, bellyache, bemoan, bewail, bitch, bitch, bleat, crab, croak, deplore, gnarl, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, grumble, grumble, hen-peck, holler, inveigh, lament, murmur, mutter, nag, peck, protest, rail, repine, report, scold, squawk, whine, yammer, yawp


Antonymschirk up, cheer up, cheer









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