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kvetch (v.)

"to complain, whine," 1953 (implied in kvetching), from Yiddish kvetshn, literally "squeeze, press," from German quetsche "crusher, presser." As a noun, from 1936 as a term of abuse for a person.

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Definitions of kvetch from WordNet
1
kvetch (n.)
(Yiddish) a constant complainer;
kvetch (n.)
(Yiddish) a nagging complaint;
2
kvetch (v.)
express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness;
Synonyms: complain / kick / plain / sound off / quetch
From wordnet.princeton.edu