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kvell

 (kvĕl) Slang
intr.v. kvelled, kvell·ing, kvells
To feel or express pride about something or someone: "It is lovely to kvell for friends' and colleagues' success" (Henry Alford).

[Yiddish kveln, to be delighted with, beam with pride, from Middle High German quellen, to gush, from Old High German quellan; akin to Old English cwylla, spring, water well.]

kvell

(kvɛl)
vb
(intr) informal chiefly US to be happy or show satisfaction
[C20: from Yiddish kveln to well up]

kvell

(kvɛl) Slang. v.i.
to be extraordinarily pleased; esp., to be bursting with pride, as over one's family.
[1965–70, Amer.; < Yiddish kveln be delighted; compare Middle High German, German quellen to well up, gush]
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