\KIB-it-ser\ , noun:
1. A giver of uninvited or unwanted advice.
2. A spectator at a card game who looks at the players’ cards over their shoulders, especially one who gives unsolicited advice.
3. A person who jokes, chitchats, or makes wisecracks, especially while others are trying to work or to discuss something seriously.
This might go on my list of “Beth’s Top 10 Favorite Words”. We all know/can’t stand kibitzers, either the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd version of the definition. I remember when I was going through some weird health issues. When asked how my symptoms were, I responded, “well my face still goes numb from time to time, I can’t feel my right arm, and I get chest pain and palpitations daily. Not much has changed.” My friend’s response: “Have you had enough water today?” I knew he couldn’t fix my health issue, and this response put him in kibitzer category pretty quickly. I believe I retorted, “You think my face is numb because I had 7 glasses of water today and not 8?”