MEANING: noun: An onlooker who offers unwanted advice or criticism, for example at a card game.

ETYMOLOGY: From Yiddish kibitsen, from German kiebitzen (to look on at cards), from Kiebitz (busybody, literally pewit or lapwing, a shorebird with a bad reputation as a meddler). Earliest documented use: 1927.


KIBUTZER - a dweller in an Israeli collective community

KOBITZER - someone who offers unwanted advice from the sidelines about how to raise prime Japanese beef

KIBITER - a rare insect that gnaws on the ebonies and the ivories on your piano

SKIBITZER - an enterpreneur who sells chic frills and furbelows and other doodads ("bitz") for your skis