bichlal

Pronunciations

bichlal (beech-LAHL) listen
bichlal (BEECH-lahl) listen

Definitions

  • adv. In any way, entirely, in general, altogether.

Example Sentences

  • "you make it sound like those who daven there are guys who would otherwise bichlal not be going to shul."

  • "He learns all day, and he's Bichlal not interested in sports." (Weiser 9)

  • "Bichlal, there is clearly an inyan to be makdim tefilla medin "zerizim makdimim lemitzvos"" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • בכלל bikhlál

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain

      Dictionaries

      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      bikhlal

Notes

  • Yiddish also has בכּלל biklál. The way of expressing "not at all" in Hebrew is בכלל לא bikhlal lo, in Yiddish בכלל ני(ש)ט bikhlal ni(sh)t (corresponding to the Jewish-English bichlal not).

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