kvetch (kvĕch) Slang
intr.v. kvetched, kvetch·ing, kvetch·es
To complain persistently and whiningly.
1. A chronic, whining complainer.
2. A nagging complaint: "a rambling kvetch against the system" (Leonard Ross).
[Yiddish kvetshn, to squeeze, complain, from Middle High German quetzen, quetschen, to squeeze.]
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