from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. Informal To look on and offer unwanted, usually meddlesome advice to others.
- intransitive v. Informal To chat; converse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To chat; to gossip; to make small talk or idle chatter.
- v. To give unsolicited or unwanted advice or make unhelpful or idle comments, especially to someone playing a game.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make unwanted and intrusive comments
Yiddish kibitsen, from German kiebitzen, from Kiebitz, pewit, kibitzer, from Middle High German gībitz, pewit, of imitative origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Yiddish קיבעצן (kibitsn), from Hebrew קבץ, influenced by German kiebitzen. (Wiktionary)