#WOTD: Kvetch

Tonight is a #WOTD time! Today’s word is “kvetch”. Have you heard of it, fellas?

According to Merriam-webster, kvetch means to complain habitually. It can be used as a noun or verb.

  • as a verb means to complain or grumble constantly.
  • as a noun means someone who complains habitually.

Word kvetch was first used around 1950s. By 1936s it’s used as a term of abuse for a person.

Whine, whimper, grumble, and grump are some synonyms of kvetch.

Here are some example of kvetch in a sentence:

  1. Lea is always kvetching about something.
  2. I am another kvetch when it comes to wind chimes.

Compiled and written by @AnienditaR for @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, February 9, 2017

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