kvetches? WT?

August 29, 2006 — 7 Comments

My new word for today: kvetch, or it’s variation, kvetches. I’d never heard the word prior to today, and yet Jeremy used a variation of it (kvetchy) in an email I was party to, and Dave Winer used it in a post.

According to The Free Dictionary, kvetch means:

1. A chronic, whining complainer.
2. A nagging complaint

The simple variation in Australian English, so it would seem, would simply be the verb: whinge, or used to describe someone, as in the noun: whinger, or a f*cking whinger as the case may be to create a stronger use of someone who whinges.