kvetchy

kvetchy

(ˈkvɛtʃɪ)
adj, kvetchier or kvetchiest
informal US tending to grumble or complain; complaining
ˈkvetchily adv
ˈkvetchiness n
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I've always loved this particular injunction for its ardent commitment to the power of storytellingI like to imagine all the Jews taking a giant, kvetchy carpet ride together through history, playing the world's biggest game of make-believe.
Steinberg's first object was his kvetchy, sadistic mother-from-hell, Rosa.
The food is superb, the presentations are artistic without being kvetchy and the service is impeccable.
Amid a welter of kvetchy asides (Conley hates advertisements on movie screens, logos on T-shirts, and people who yak on their cell phones in public), Elsewhere, U.
A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION: Garrison Keillor's beloved radio program finally hits the big screen, courtesy of kvetchy, unlovable auteur Robert Altman (``M*A*S*H,'' ``The Player'').
Individually, they are astonishing creations: a kvetchy Polish-German-Lithuanian grandma who remembers being called a "dirty, uncivilized troublemaker"; a soft-spoken Haitian woman who survived an ocean crossing to land in detention in Miami; an educated Vietnamese youth on fire with anger; a Mexican migrant worker in a wheelchair, yearning for his missing wife; a Jordanian woman who finds the voice for her forbidden love in a Beatles lyric; a Chinese mother struggling to communicate with her lesbian daughter; even a hip-hop rapper from Brooklyn who can relate to them all "'cause, knowhattamsayin, like, aiight, black people, we got imported, y'all get deported, you feel me?
102) Soon after that comes a rehearsal of Jessica Benjamin's kvetchy lament (echoing that old line about "good help") that a "good sadist is hard to find: he has to intuit his victim's hidden desires, protect the illusion of oneness and mastery that stem from his knowing what she wants.
Bitter Girl is all about dykes who are funny and sexy and kvetchy," Hilty says, explaining how, after a breakup, she started to draw the title character in the margins of her diary.
As to the kvetchy letter Zimri-Lim wrote his father-in-law to complain about the latter's withdrawal of support, it assumes a different meaning when deciphered through the political etiquette of the day.
I'm Doomed" is Lewis as the kvetchy comic airing his neuroses, from his sexual inadequacies to his family dysfunctions, in hilarious not-to-be-missed "group therapy" skit with cameo appearances by Howard Stern, Mickey Mantle, Danny Aiello, Marv Albert, Angie Dickinson, Robert Goulet, Dudley Moore, O.
Terry Gross gives an entertaining interview to the New York Times Magazine, saying of Howard Stern what we've all been thinking: "within him is this kvetchy Jewish grandfather.
Sprinkled with hints of the cabaret sophistication we associate with Mandell's solo work, the catchy, kvetchy tunes evoke a postmodern Blondie vibe.