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Does anyone know of an alternative pronunciation, given that /kvɛtʃ/ violates normal English phonotactics, and some people surely replace the /kv/ with something else? — ˈzɪzɨvə 02:07, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

No, anyone who doesn’t want to or cannot say /kvɛtʃ/ must choose another word. The only people who use this word are able to say it that way. —Stephen 22:50, 31 October 2009 (UTC)


Not from quetschen, but from the bavarian word quatchen. To gossip or to prattle.

It is neither from German nor from Bavarian, and your comparison appears to be spurious. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 22:36, 27 October 2017 (UTC)


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Rfv-sense for the adjective. In a lifetime of kvetching, I've never heard or seen this as an adjective, and I can't find any such cites on BGC, although I may be searching poorly. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 22:44, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

RFV-failed. - -sche (discuss) 00:46, 13 June 2013 (UTC)