Host a game night for friends and you might learn who is the kibitzer in your group … gulp. (We hope it’s not you.)
A spectator at a card game who looks at the players’ cards over their shoulders.
One who gives unsolicited, unappreciated advice and opinions.
A person who jokes, chitchats, or makes wisecracks, especially while others are trying to work or to discuss something serious.
Origin of kibitzer
From the Yiddish, dating back to 1925-30
Synonyms: meddler, busybody, snoop.
“I don’t mind admitting that a good kibitzer has 20-20 hindsight.” – Alfked Sheinwold
“I’m a kibitzer with a broad portfolio.” – David Axelrod
“Victory has 1,000 fathers. Defeat has 1,000 kibitzers.” – Jeff Greenfield