Definition of kibitz verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    kibitz

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈkɪbɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɪbɪts//
     
    (North American English, informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they kibitz
    BrE BrE//ˈkɪbɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɪbɪts//
     
    he / she / it kibitzes
    BrE BrE//ˈkɪbɪtsɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɪbɪtsɪz//
     
    past simple kibitzed
    BrE BrE//ˈkɪbɪtst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɪbɪtst//
     
    past participle kibitzed
    BrE BrE//ˈkɪbɪtst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɪbɪtst//
     
    -ing form kibitzing
    BrE BrE//ˈkɪbɪtsɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɪbɪtsɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] (usually disapproving) to watch other people doing something and make comments or give advice about it, often in an annoying way It is rude to kibitz during a serious game. He was kibitzing and being generally annoying. kibitz something I paused to kibitz a poker game.
  2. 2[intransitive] to talk in a friendly informal way We sat around and kibitzed until about eleven. We were kibitzing with other fans.
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