ellesieg (ellesieg) wrote in 1word1day,

Tuesday Word: kibitz

To kibitz (or kibbitz) is to chat or make small talk, or to offer unwanted advice or commentary to someone engaged in an activity, especially a game. It comes from the Yiddish kibitsen, which has its origins in the German kibitschen, meaning to search a prisoner or to inspect something, and is pronounced like KIB-its, or kɪbɪts in the IPA.
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