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1. kibitzer

(Yiddish) a meddler who offers unwanted advice to others

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noun Informal
an onlooker at a card or chess game, etc., esp. one who volunteers advice
a giver of unwanted advice or meddler in others' affairs

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intr.v. kib·itzed, kib·itz·ing, kib·itz·es also kib·bitzed or kib·bitz·ing or kib·bitz·es
1. To chat; converse: "[They] are very reserved people and prefer not to kibitz with strangers" (Ann Marie Sabath).
2. To offer unwanted or meddlesome advice, such as that given by the spectator of a card game.

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