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kib·itzalso kib·bitz (kĭb′ĭts)
intr.v. kib·itzed, kib·itz·ing, kib·itz·es also kib·bitzed or kib·bitz·ing or kib·bitz·es Informal
1. To chat; converse: "[They] are very reserved people and prefer not to kibitz with strangers" (Ann Marie Sabath).
2. To offer unwanted or meddlesome advice, such as that given by the spectator of a card game.
[Yiddish kibitsen, from German kiebitzen, from Rotwelsch (German underground argot) kibitschen, to search (a prisoner), inspect, of unknown origin.]
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kib•itz•er(ˈkɪb ɪt sər)
1. a spectator at a card game who reads the players' cards over their shoulders, often giving unsolicited advice.
2. a giver of unsolicited advice.
3. a person who jokes or chats, esp. while others are trying to work.
[1925–30; < Yiddish]
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|Noun||1.||kibitzer - (Yiddish) a meddler who offers unwanted advice to others|
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
meddler - an officious annoying person who interferes with others
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kibitzer[ˈkɪbɪtsəʳ] N (US) → mirón/ona m/f
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