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)