• Jabe Stafford

Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay

Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity!

Kvetch - kvetch n Also sp kvets(c)h [kvetch v] A habitual complainer; a nag; a worrier; a complaint. 1964 Bellow Herzog 61, She’s got a disgusting father and a kvetsch of a mother. 1970 Feinsilver Yiddish 112, Kvetsh - Whiner, complainer, pickle-puss.

“In every workplace, there’s always one kvetch.”

“What a kvetcheroonie.”

“That’s why I never go to gatherings like that. The kvetches come out.”

Please share and comment on today’s Dictomancy and feel free to post your uses for the words in a positive, lighthearted way. Audience participation makes Everyday Wordplay hilarious!

Works Cited

Cassidy, Frederic G. Chief Editor. Dictionary Of American Regional English. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985. Print

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