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  • verb Present participle of kibitz.
  • noun The action of the verb to kibitz.


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  • Generally this refers to chess matches, but I remember in Scorched Earth, there was a "No Kibitzing!" dialog that would appear when you pressed K. Great for when a whole mass of people are hovering about and offering unsolicited advice.

    December 21, 2006

  • Of Yiddish origin, I believe, and it often comes up during chess matches.

    December 21, 2006

  • The best game for kibitzing is anagrams. The way we played in college (all the tiles of a Scrabble set face down and turned over one by one), a kibitzer calling out a word was automatically in the game and so didn't disrupt anything.

    December 17, 2007