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mechula

Alternative Spellings

mekhule, mechule, mekhula, mekhuleh, m'chule, m'chuleh, mechuleh

Definitions

  • broke, bust, bankrupt, spoiled

Example Sentences

  • His gescheft was doing so well but then with the recession it went mechula.
  • “If it doesn’t go m’khúleh before it’s bought in an acquisition, I’ll be rich.” (https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/arts-culture/2020/02/there-are-so-many-yiddish-expressions-for-going-bankrupt/)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Yiddish מכולה mekhule 'spoiled, deteriorated, bankrupt, ruined'

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

Regions

Great Britain

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Often stressed on final syllable. Maybe also used in British Commonwealth countries.

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