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

 

kvetch

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kvetʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kvetʃ//
 
[intransitive](North American English, informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they kvetch
BrE BrE//kvetʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kvetʃ//
 
he / she / it kvetches
BrE BrE//ˈkvetʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkvetʃɪz//
 
past simple kvetched
BrE BrE//kvetʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kvetʃt//
 
past participle kvetched
BrE BrE//kvetʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kvetʃt//
 
-ing form kvetching
BrE BrE//ˈkvetʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkvetʃɪŋ//
 
 
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to complain about something all the time synonym moan, whine Word Origin 1960s: from Yiddish kvetsh (noun), kvetshn (verb), from Middle High German quetschen, literally ‘crush’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: kvetch